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  1. Block Tridiagonal Matrices in Electronic Structure Calculations

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    Petersen, Dan Erik

    This thesis focuses on some of the numerical aspects of the treatment of the electronic structure problem, in particular that of determining the ground state electronic density for the non–equilibrium Green’s function formulation of two–probe systems and the calculation of transmission in the Lan...

  2. Cobalamins uncovered by modern electronic structure calculations

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    Kepp, Kasper Planeta; Ryde, Ulf

    electronic-structure calculations, in particular density functional methods, the understanding of the molecular mechanism of cobalamins has changed dramatically, going from a dominating view of trans-steric strain effects to a much more complex view involving an arsenal of catalytic strategies. Among these...

  3. Multilevel domain decomposition for electronic structure calculations

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    Barrault, M; Hager, W W; Le Bris, C

    2005-01-01

    We introduce a new multilevel domain decomposition method (MDD) for electronic structure calculations within semi-empirical and Density Functional Theory (DFT) frameworks. This method iterates between local fine solvers and global coarse solvers, in the spirit of domain decomposition methods.

  4. Multigrid Methods in Electronic Structure Calculations

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    Briggs, E L; Bernholc, J

    1996-01-01

    We describe a set of techniques for performing large scale ab initio calculations using multigrid accelerations and a real-space grid as a basis. The multigrid methods provide effective convergence acceleration and preconditioning on all length scales, thereby permitting efficient calculations for ill-conditioned systems with long length scales or high energy cut-offs. We discuss specific implementations of multigrid and real-space algorithms for electronic structure calculations, including an efficient multigrid-accelerated solver for Kohn-Sham equations, compact yet accurate discretization schemes for the Kohn-Sham and Poisson equations, optimized pseudo\\-potentials for real-space calculations, efficacious computation of ionic forces, and a complex-wavefunction implementation for arbitrary sampling of the Brillioun zone. A particular strength of a real-space multigrid approach is its ready adaptability to massively parallel computer architectures, and we present an implementation for the Cray-T3D with essen...

  5. Isogeometric analysis in electronic structure calculations

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    Cimrman, Robert; Kolman, Radek; Tůma, Miroslav; Vackář, Jiří

    2016-01-01

    In electronic structure calculations, various material properties can be obtained by means of computing the total energy of a system as well as derivatives of the total energy w.r.t. atomic positions. The derivatives, also known as Hellman-Feynman forces, require, because of practical computational reasons, the discretized charge density and wave functions having continuous second derivatives in the whole solution domain. We describe an application of isogeometric analysis (IGA), a spline modification of finite element method (FEM), to achieve the required continuity. The novelty of our approach is in employing the technique of B\\'ezier extraction to add the IGA capabilities to our FEM based code for ab-initio calculations of electronic states of non-periodic systems within the density-functional framework, built upon the open source finite element package SfePy. We compare FEM and IGA in benchmark problems and several numerical results are presented.

  6. Isogeometric analysis in electronic structure calculations

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    Cimrman, R.; Novák, M.; Kolman, Radek; Tůma, Miroslav; Vackář, Jiří

    Ostrava: Ústav geoniky AV ČR, 2014 - (Blaheta, R.; Starý, J.; Sysalová, D.). s. 49-49 ISBN 978-80-86407-47-0. [Modelling 2014. 02.06.2014-06.06.2014, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP101/12/2315; GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/11/0853 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 ; RVO:68378271 ; RVO:67985807 Keywords : isogeometric analysis * electronic structure calculations * density functional theory Subject RIV: JJ - Other Materials

  7. Multilevel domain decomposition for electronic structure calculations

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    We introduce a new multilevel domain decomposition method (MDD) for electronic structure calculations within semi-empirical and density functional theory (DFT) frameworks. This method iterates between local fine solvers and global coarse solvers, in the spirit of domain decomposition methods. Using this approach, calculations have been successfully performed on several linear polymer chains containing up to 40,000 atoms and 200,000 atomic orbitals. Both the computational cost and the memory requirement scale linearly with the number of atoms. Additional speed-up can easily be obtained by parallelization. We show that this domain decomposition method outperforms the density matrix minimization (DMM) method for poor initial guesses. Our method provides an efficient preconditioner for DMM and other linear scaling methods, variational in nature, such as the orbital minimization (OM) procedure

  8. METHODS OF CALCULATING THE ELECTRONIC AND ATOMIC STRUCTURES OF INTERFACES

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    Sutton, A

    1985-01-01

    Methods of calculating the electronic and atomic structures of interfaces are described. An introduction to pseudopotentials and LCAO methods is given. Methods of calculating the electronic structure of an interface with a given atomic structure are considered. The feasibility of total energy calculations, in which the atomic and electronic structures are calculated simultaneously, is discussed.

  9. Real-time feedback from iterative electronic structure calculations

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    Vaucher, Alain C; Reiher, Markus

    2015-01-01

    Real-time feedback from iterative electronic structure calculations requires to mediate between the inherently unpredictable execution times of the iterative algorithm employed and the necessity to provide data in fixed and short time intervals for real-time rendering. We introduce the concept of a mediator as a component able to deal with infrequent and unpredictable reference data to generate reliable feedback. In the context of real-time quantum chemistry, the mediator takes the form of a surrogate potential that has the same local shape as the first-principles potential and can be evaluated efficiently to deliver atomic forces as real-time feedback. The surrogate potential is updated continuously by electronic structure calculations and guarantees to provide a reliable response to the operator for any molecular structure. To demonstrate the application of iterative electronic structure methods in real-time reactivity exploration, we implement self-consistent semi-empirical methods as the data source and a...

  10. Elongation method for electronic structure calculations of random DNA sequences.

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    Orimoto, Yuuichi; Liu, Kai; Aoki, Yuriko

    2015-10-30

    We applied ab initio order-N elongation (ELG) method to calculate electronic structures of various deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) models. We aim to test potential application of the method for building a database of DNA electronic structures. The ELG method mimics polymerization reactions on a computer and meets the requirements for linear scaling computational efficiency and high accuracy, even for huge systems. As a benchmark test, we applied the method for calculations of various types of random sequenced A- and B-type DNA models with and without counterions. In each case, the ELG method maintained high accuracy with small errors in energy on the order of 10(-8) hartree/atom compared with conventional calculations. We demonstrate that the ELG method can provide valuable information such as stabilization energies and local densities of states for each DNA sequence. In addition, we discuss the "restarting" feature of the ELG method for constructing a database that exhaustively covers DNA species. PMID:26337429

  11. Electronic structure of crystalline uranium nitride: LCAO DFT calculations

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    The results of electronic structure calculations performed for the first time for crystalline uranium nitride and using a LCAO basis are discussed. For calculations we used the density functional method with the PW91 exchange correlation potential and a variety of relativistic core potentials for the uranium atom. The calculated atomization energy of the crystal agrees well with the experimental data and with the results of calculations with the plane wave basis. It is shown that a chemical bond in crystalline uranium nitride is a metal covalent bond. The metal component of the bond is due to the 5f electrons localized on the uranium atom and having energies near the Fermi level and the bottom of the conduction band. The covalent component of the chemical bond results from an overlap between the uranium 6d and 7s valence orbitals and the nitrogen 2p atomic orbitals. Inclusion of the 5f electrons in the core of the uranium atom introduces relatively minor changes in the calculated binding energy and electron density distribution

  12. Electronic structure of crystalline uranium nitride: LCAO DFT calculations

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    The results of the first LCAO DFT calculations of cohesive energy, band structure and charge distribution in uranium nitride (UN) crystal are presented and discussed. The calculations are made with the uranium atom relativistic effective core potentials, including 60, 78 and 81 electrons in the core. It is demonstrated that the chemical bonding in UN crystal has a metallic-covalent nature. Three 5f-electrons are localized on the U atom and occupy the states near the Fermi level. The metallic nature of the crystal is due to the f-character of both the valence-band top and the conduction-band bottom. The covalent bonds are formed by the interaction of 7s- and 6d-states of the uranium atom with the 2p-states of the nitrogen atom. It is shown that the inclusion of 5f-electrons in the atomic core introduces small changes in the calculated cohesive energy of UN crystal and electron charge distribution. However, the inclusion of 5s-, 5p-, 5d-electrons in the valence shell allows the better agreement with the calculated and experimental cohesive-energy value. (copyright 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  13. Electronic Structure and Molecular Dynamics Calculations for KBH4

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    Papaconstantopoulos, Dimitrios; Shabaev, Andrew; Hoang, Khang; Mehl, Michael; Kioussis, Nicholas

    2012-02-01

    In the search for hydrogen storage materials, alkali borohydrides MBH4 (M=Li, Na, K) are especially interesting because of their light weight and the high number of hydrogen atoms per metal atom. Electronic structure calculations can give insights into the properties of these complex hydrides and provide understanding of the structural properties and of the bonding of hydrogen. We have performed first-principles density-functional theory (DFT) and tight-binding (TB) calculations for KBH4 in both the high temperature (HT) and low temperature (LT) phases to understand its electronic and structural properties. Our DFT calculations were carried out using the VASP code. The results were then used as a database to develop a tight-binding Hamiltonian using the NRL-TB method. This approach allowed for computationally efficient calculations of phonon frequencies and elastic constants using the static module of the NRL-TB, and also using the molecular dynamics module to calculate mean-square displacements and formation energies of hydrogen vacancies.

  14. Thick-Restart Lanczos Method for Electronic Structure Calculations

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    This paper describes two recent innovations related to the classic Lanczos method for eigenvalue problems, namely the thick-restart technique and dynamic restarting schemes. Combining these two new techniques we are able to implement an efficient eigenvalue problem solver. This paper will demonstrate its effectiveness on one particular class of problems for which this method is well suited: linear eigenvalue problems generated from non-self-consistent electronic structure calculations

  15. Statistical learning for alloy design from electronic structure calculations

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    Broderick, Scott R.

    The objective of this thesis is to explore how statistical learning methods can contribute to the interpretation and efficacy of electronic structure calculations. This study develops new applications of statistical learning and data mining methods to both semi-empirical and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Each of these classes of electronic structure calculations serves as templates for different data driven discovery strategies for materials science applications. In our study of semi-empirical methods, we take advantage of the ability of data mining methods to quantitatively assess high dimensional parameterization schemes. The impact of this work includes the development of accelerated computational schemes for developing reduced order models. Another application is the use of these informatics based techniques to serve as a means for estimating parameters when data for such calculations are not available. Using density of states (DOS) spectra derived from DFT calculations we have demonstrated the classification power of singular value decomposition methods to accurately develop structural and stoichiometric classifications of compounds. Building on this work we have extended this analytical strategy to apply the predictive capacity of informatics methods to develop a new and far more robust modeling approach for DOS spectra, addressing an issue that has gone relatively unchallenged over two decades. By exploring a diverse array of materials systems (metals, ceramics, different crystal structures) this work has laid the foundations for expanding the linkages between statistical learning and statistical thermodynamics. The results of this work provide exciting new opportunities in computational based design of materials that have not been explored before.

  16. Electronic Structure of Silicon Nanowires Matrix from Ab Initio Calculations.

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    Monastyrskii, Liubomyr S; Boyko, Yaroslav V; Sokolovskii, Bogdan S; Potashnyk, Vasylyna Ya

    2016-12-01

    An investigation of the model of porous silicon in the form of periodic set of silicon nanowires has been carried out. The electronic energy structure was studied using a first-principle band method-the method of pseudopotentials (ultrasoft potentials in the basis of plane waves) and linearized mode of the method of combined pseudopotentials. Due to the use of hybrid exchange-correlation potentials (B3LYP), the quantitative agreement of the calculated value of band gap in the bulk material with experimental data is achieved. The obtained results show that passivation of dangling bonds with hydrogen atoms leads to substantial transformation of electronic energy structure. At complete passivation of the dangling silicon bonds by hydrogen atoms, the band gap value takes the magnitude which substantially exceeds that for bulk silicon. The incomplete passivation gives rise to opposite effect when the band gap value decreases down the semimetallic range. PMID:26768147

  17. Multi-million atom electronic structure calculations for quantum dots

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    Usman, Muhammad

    Quantum dots grown by self-assembly process are typically constructed by 50,000 to 5,000,000 structural atoms which confine a small, countable number of extra electrons or holes in a space that is comparable in size to the electron wavelength. Under such conditions quantum dots can be interpreted as artificial atoms with the potential to be custom tailored to new functionality. In the past decade or so, these nanostructures have attracted significant experimental and theoretical attention in the field of nanoscience. The new and tunable optical and electrical properties of these artificial atoms have been proposed in a variety of different fields, for example in communication and computing systems, medical and quantum computing applications. Predictive and quantitative modeling and simulation of these structures can help to narrow down the vast design space to a range that is experimentally affordable and move this part of nanoscience to nano-Technology. Modeling of such quantum dots pose a formidable challenge to theoretical physicists because: (1) Strain originating from the lattice mismatch of the materials penetrates deep inside the buffer surrounding the quantum dots and require large scale (multi-million atom) simulations to correctly capture its effect on the electronic structure, (2) The interface roughness, the alloy randomness, and the atomistic granularity require the calculation of electronic structure at the atomistic scale. Most of the current or past theoretical calculations are based on continuum approach such as effective mass approximation or k.p modeling capturing either no or one of the above mentioned effects, thus missing some of the essential physics. The Objectives of this thesis are: (1) to model and simulate the experimental quantum dot topologies at the atomistic scale; (2) to theoretically explore the essential physics i.e. long range strain, linear and quadratic piezoelectricity, interband optical transition strengths, quantum confined

  18. An Extensive Database of Electronic Structure Calculations between Transition Metals

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    Sayed, Shereef; Papaconstantopoulos, Dimitrios

    Density Functional Theory and its derived application methods, such as the Augmented Plane Wave (APW) method, have shown great success in predicting the fundamental properties of materials. In this work, we apply the APW method to explore the properties of diatomic pairs of transition metals in the CsCl structure, for all possible combinations. A total of 435 compounds have been studied. The predicted Density of States, and Band Structures are presented, along with predicted electron-phonon coupling and Stoner Criterion, in order to identify potential new superconducting or ferromagnetic materials. This work is performed to demonstrate the concept of ``high-throughput'' calculations at the crossing-point of ``Big Data'' and materials science. Us Dept of Energy.

  19. Electronic structure calculations toward new potentially AChE inhibitors

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    de Paula, A. A. N.; Martins, J. B. L.; Gargano, R.; dos Santos, M. L.; Romeiro, L. A. S.

    2007-10-01

    The main purpose of this study was the use of natural non-isoprenoid phenolic lipid of cashew nut shell liquid from Anacardium occidentale as lead material for generating new potentially candidates of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Therefore, we studied the electronic structure of 15 molecules derivatives from the cardanol using the following groups: methyl, acetyl, N, N-dimethylcarbamoyl, N, N-dimethylamine, N, N-diethylamine, piperidine, pyrrolidine, and N-benzylamine. The calculations were performed at RHF level using 6-31G, 6-31G(d), 6-31+G(d) and 6-311G(d,p) basis functions. Among the proposed compounds we found that the structures with substitution by acetyl, N, N-dimethylcarbamoyl, N, N-dimethylamine, and pyrrolidine groups were better correlated to rivastigmine indicating possible activity.

  20. Gradient type optimization methods for electronic structure calculations

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    Zhang, Xin; Wen, Zaiwen; Zhou, Aihui

    2013-01-01

    The density functional theory (DFT) in electronic structure calculations can be formulated as either a nonlinear eigenvalue or direct minimization problem. The most widely used approach for solving the former is the so-called self-consistent field (SCF) iteration. A common observation is that the convergence of SCF is not clear theoretically while approaches with convergence guarantee for solving the latter are often not competitive to SCF numerically. In this paper, we study gradient type methods for solving the direct minimization problem by constructing new iterations along the gradient on the Stiefel manifold. Global convergence (i.e., convergence to a stationary point from any initial solution) as well as local convergence rate follows from the standard theory for optimization on manifold directly. A major computational advantage is that the computation of linear eigenvalue problems is no longer needed. The main costs of our approaches arise from the assembling of the total energy functional and its grad...

  1. Adaptations in Electronic Structure Calculations in Heterogeneous Environments

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    Talamudupula, Sai [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2011-01-01

    Modern quantum chemistry deals with electronic structure calculations of unprecedented complexity and accuracy. They demand full power of high-performance computing and must be in tune with the given architecture for superior e ciency. To make such applications resourceaware, it is desirable to enable their static and dynamic adaptations using some external software (middleware), which may monitor both system availability and application needs, rather than mix science with system-related calls inside the application. The present work investigates scienti c application interlinking with middleware based on the example of the computational chemistry package GAMESS and middleware NICAN. The existing synchronous model is limited by the possible delays due to the middleware processing time under the sustainable runtime system conditions. Proposed asynchronous and hybrid models aim at overcoming this limitation. When linked with NICAN, the fragment molecular orbital (FMO) method is capable of adapting statically and dynamically its fragment scheduling policy based on the computing platform conditions. Signi cant execution time and throughput gains have been obtained due to such static adaptations when the compute nodes have very di erent core counts. Dynamic adaptations are based on the main memory availability at run time. NICAN prompts FMO to postpone scheduling certain fragments, if there is not enough memory for their immediate execution. Hence, FMO may be able to complete the calculations whereas without such adaptations it aborts.

  2. Large Scale Electronic Structure Calculations using Quantum Chemistry Methods

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    Scuseria, Gustavo E.

    1998-03-01

    This talk will address our recent efforts in developing fast, linear scaling electronic structure methods for large scale applications. Of special importance is our fast multipole method( M. C. Strain, G. E. Scuseria, and M. J. Frisch, Science 271), 51 (1996). (FMM) for achieving linear scaling for the quantum Coulomb problem (GvFMM), the traditional bottleneck in quantum chemistry calculations based on Gaussian orbitals. Fast quadratures(R. E. Stratmann, G. E. Scuseria, and M. J. Frisch, Chem. Phys. Lett. 257), 213 (1996). combined with methods that avoid the Hamiltonian diagonalization( J. M. Millam and G. E. Scuseria, J. Chem. Phys. 106), 5569 (1997) have resulted in density functional theory (DFT) programs that can be applied to systems containing many hundreds of atoms and ---depending on computational resources or level of theory-- to many thousands of atoms.( A. D. Daniels, J. M. Millam and G. E. Scuseria, J. Chem. Phys. 107), 425 (1997). Three solutions for the diagonalization bottleneck will be analyzed and compared: a conjugate gradient density matrix search (CGDMS), a Hamiltonian polynomial expansion of the density matrix, and a pseudo-diagonalization method. Besides DFT, our near-field exchange method( J. C. Burant, G. E. Scuseria, and M. J. Frisch, J. Chem. Phys. 105), 8969 (1996). for linear scaling Hartree-Fock calculations will be discussed. Based on these improved capabilities, we have also developed programs to obtain vibrational frequencies (via analytic energy second derivatives) and excitation energies (through time-dependent DFT) of large molecules like porphyn or C_70. Our GvFMM has been extended to periodic systems( K. N. Kudin and G. E. Scuseria, Chem. Phys. Lett., in press.) and progress towards a Gaussian-based DFT and HF program for polymers and solids will be reported. Last, we will discuss our progress on a Laplace-transformed \\cal O(N^2) second-order pertubation theory (MP2) method.

  3. Quasiparticle GW calculations within the GPAW electronic structure code

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    Hüser, Falco

    The GPAW electronic structure code, developed at the physics department at the Technical University of Denmark, is used today by researchers all over the world to model the structural, electronic, optical and chemical properties of materials. They address fundamental questions in material science...... properties are to a large extent governed by the physics on the atomic scale, that means pure quantum mechanics. For many decades, Density Functional Theory has been the computational method of choice, since it provides a fairly easy and yet accurate way of determining electronic structures and related...... respect to the system one wants to investigate by choosing a certain functional or by tuning parameters. A succesful alternative is the so-called GW approximation. It is mathematically precise and gives a physically well-founded description of the complicated electron interactions in terms of screening...

  4. Electronic structure calculations on defects and impurities in semiconductors

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    Self-consistent tight-binding methods are developed and used to investigate a number of defects in silicon and in four different lll-V compound semiconductors, GaP, GaAs, GaSb, and InP. The wave functions of defect states are calculated with the use of the 'largest weight method'. The hyperfine interaction parameters are in turn derived from the calculated wave functions of gap states. Substitutional phosphorus-vacancy (V-P), interstitial hydrogen-vacancy (V-H), and substitutional phosphorus-interstitial hydrogen-vacancy (V-H-P) complexes in silicon are studied in detail. We demonstrate that in the V-H and V-H-P complexes the electrical activity of the silicon dangling bonds are well passivated by phosphorus atoms at substitutional position through Coulomb attractions and by hydrogen atoms at bonding positions through strong orbital interactions, and all the remaining electrical activity in these complexes can be accounted for by those silicon dangling bonds which have neither been attached by hydrogen atoms nor replaced by phosphorus dangling bonds. In the V-P complexes, the phosphorus-dangling-bond states are found to interact with the silicon-dangling-bond states and, therefore, significant contributions from phosphorus dangling bonds to the electrically active gap states of these complexes are found. Detailed investigations on neutral and charged vacancies and divacancies in GaP, GaAs, GaSb, and InP are carried out. We find that with the Fermi level at an energy around the midpoint of the fundamental band gap, an isolated cation and an isolated anion vacancy in each of the four compound semiconductors have opposite charge states and may thus attract each other. We demonstrate that a divacancy in these compounds can have many charge states, and can introduce many energy levels into the fundamental band gap, revealing the complex nature of the defect. A simple one-electron molecular-orbital model accounting for the basic feature of the electronic structure of a

  5. Hydrogen on graphene: Electronic structure, total energy, structural distortions, and magnetism from first-principles calculations

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    2007-01-01

    Density functional calculations of electronic structure, total energy, structural distortions, and magnetism for hydrogenated single-layer, bilayer, and multi-layer graphene are performed. It is found that hydrogen-induced magnetism can survives only at very low concentrations of hydrogen (single-atom regime) whereas hydrogen pairs with optimized structure are usually nonmagnetic. Chemisorption energy as a function of hydrogen concentration is calculated, as well as energy barriers for hydrog...

  6. Hydrogen on graphene: Electronic structure, total energy, structural distortions and magnetism from first-principles calculations

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    Boukhvalov, D W; Katsnelson, M. I.; Lichtenstein, A. I.

    2008-01-01

    Density functional calculations of electronic structure, total energy, structural distortions, and magnetism for hydrogenated single-layer, bilayer, and multi-layer graphene are performed. It is found that hydrogen-induced magnetism can survives only at very low concentrations of hydrogen (single-atom regime) whereas hydrogen pairs with optimized structure are usually nonmagnetic. Chemisorption energy as a function of hydrogen concentration is calculated, as well as energy barriers for hydrog...

  7. Unfolding method for first-principles LCAO electronic structure calculations

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    Lee, Chi-Cheng; Yamada-Takamura, Yukiko; Ozaki, Taisuke

    2013-08-01

    Unfolding the band structure of a supercell to a normal cell enables us to investigate how symmetry breakers such as surfaces and impurities perturb the band structure of the normal cell. We generalize the unfolding method, originally developed based on Wannier functions, to the linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) method, and present a general formula to calculate the unfolded spectral weight. The LCAO basis set is ideal for the unfolding method because the basis functions allocated to each atomic species are invariant regardless of the existence of surface and impurity. The unfolded spectral weight is well defined by the property of the LCAO basis functions. In exchange for the property, the non-orthogonality of the LCAO basis functions has to be taken into account. We show how the non-orthogonality can be properly incorporated in the general formula. As an illustration of the method, we calculate the dispersive quantized spectral weight of a ZrB2 slab and show strong spectral broadening in the out-of-plane direction, demonstrating the usefulness of the unfolding method.

  8. Unfolding method for first-principles LCAO electronic structure calculations

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    Unfolding the band structure of a supercell to a normal cell enables us to investigate how symmetry breakers such as surfaces and impurities perturb the band structure of the normal cell. We generalize the unfolding method, originally developed based on Wannier functions, to the linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) method, and present a general formula to calculate the unfolded spectral weight. The LCAO basis set is ideal for the unfolding method because the basis functions allocated to each atomic species are invariant regardless of the existence of surface and impurity. The unfolded spectral weight is well defined by the property of the LCAO basis functions. In exchange for the property, the non-orthogonality of the LCAO basis functions has to be taken into account. We show how the non-orthogonality can be properly incorporated in the general formula. As an illustration of the method, we calculate the dispersive quantized spectral weight of a ZrB2 slab and show strong spectral broadening in the out-of-plane direction, demonstrating the usefulness of the unfolding method. (paper)

  9. Accelerating VASP electronic structure calculations using graphic processing units

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    Hacene, Mohamed

    2012-08-20

    We present a way to improve the performance of the electronic structure Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package (VASP) program. We show that high-performance computers equipped with graphics processing units (GPUs) as accelerators may reduce drastically the computation time when offloading these sections to the graphic chips. The procedure consists of (i) profiling the performance of the code to isolate the time-consuming parts, (ii) rewriting these so that the algorithms become better-suited for the chosen graphic accelerator, and (iii) optimizing memory traffic between the host computer and the GPU accelerator. We chose to accelerate VASP with NVIDIA GPU using CUDA. We compare the GPU and original versions of VASP by evaluating the Davidson and RMM-DIIS algorithms on chemical systems of up to 1100 atoms. In these tests, the total time is reduced by a factor between 3 and 8 when running on n (CPU core + GPU) compared to n CPU cores only, without any accuracy loss. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  10. Electronic structure calculations on lithium battery electrolyte salts.

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    Johansson, Patrik

    2007-03-28

    New lithium salts for non-aqueous liquid, gel and polymeric electrolytes are crucial due to the limiting role of the electrolyte in modern lithium batteries. The solvation of any lithium salt to form an electrolyte solution ultimately depends on the strength of the cation-solvent vs. the cation-anion interaction. Here, the latter is probed via HF, B3LYP and G3 theory gas-phase calculations for the dissociation reaction: LiX Li(+) + X(-). Furthermore, a continuum solvation method (C-PCM) has been applied to mimic solvent effects. Anion volumes were also calculated to facilitate a discussion on ion conductivities and cation transport numbers. Judging from the present results, synthesis efforts should target heterocyclic anions with a size of ca. 150 A(3) molecule(-1) to render new highly dissociative lithium salts that result in electrolytes with high cation transport numbers. PMID:17356757

  11. Ab Initio factorized LCAO calculation of the electronic structure of α-SiO2

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    The authors report on the results of calculations of the electronic structure of α-quartz that were made using first principles, factorized linear combination of atomic orbitals method. Results were obtained for the primitive 9-atom, and orthorhombic 18- and 72-atom unit cells. Application of this method to the calculation of the electronic structure of the neutral oxygen vacancy in α-quartz is discussed and results obtained using a 72-atom unit cell are given

  12. High Resolution Measurements and Electronic Structure Calculations of a Diazanaphthalene

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    Gruet, Sébastien; Goubet, Manuel; Pirali, Olivier

    2014-06-01

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) have long been suspected to be the carriers of so called Unidentified Infrared Bands (UIBs). Most of the results published in the literature report rotationally unresolved spectra of pure carbon as well as heteroatom-containing PAHs species. To date for this class of molecules, the principal source of rotational informations is ruled by microwave (MW) spectroscopy while high resolution measurements reporting rotational structure of the infrared (IR) vibrational bands are very scarce. Recently, some high resolution techniques provided interesting new results to rotationally resolve the IR and far-IR bands of these large carbonated molecules of astrophysical interest. One of them is to use the bright synchrotron radiation as IR continuum source of a high resolution Fourier transform (FTIR) spectrometer. We report the very complementary analysis of the [1,6] naphthyridine (a N-bearing PAH) for which we recorded the microwave spectrum at the PhLAM laboratory (Lille) and the high resolution far-infrared spectrum on the AILES beamline at synchrotron facility SOLEIL. MW spectroscopy provided highly accurate rotational constants in the ground state to perform Ground State Combinations Differences (GSCD) allowing the analysis of the two most intense FT-FIR bands in the 50-900 wn range. Moreover, during this presentation the negative value of the inertial defect in the GS of the molecule will be discussed. A. Leger, J. L. Puget, Astron. Astrophys. 137, L5-L8 (1984) L. J. Allamandola et al. Astrophys. J. 290, L25-L28 (1985). Z. Kisiel et al. J. Mol. Spectrosc. 217, 115 (2003) S. Thorwirth et al. Astrophys. J. 662, 1309 (2007) D. McNaughton et al. J. Chem. Phys. 124, 154305 (2011). S. Albert et al. Faraday Discuss. 150, 71-99 (2011) B. E. Brumfield et al. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3, 1985-1988 (2012) O. Pirali et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 10141 (2013).

  13. Simple Extrapolation Method to Predict the Electronic Structure of Conjugated Polymers from Calculations on Oligomers

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    Larsen, Ross E.

    2016-05-12

    We introduce two simple tight-binding models, which we call fragment frontier orbital extrapolations (FFOE), to extrapolate important electronic properties to the polymer limit using electronic structure calculations on only a few small oligomers. In particular, we demonstrate by comparison to explicit density functional theory calculations that for long oligomers the energies of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO), the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO), and of the first electronic excited state are accurately described as a function of number of repeat units by a simple effective Hamiltonian parameterized from electronic structure calculations on monomers, dimers and, optionally, tetramers. For the alternating copolymer materials that currently comprise some of the most efficient polymer organic photovoltaic devices one can use these simple but rigorous models to extrapolate computed properties to the polymer limit based on calculations on a small number of low-molecular-weight oligomers.

  14. Calculation of the valence electron structures of alloying cementite and its biphase interface

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    2001-01-01

    The valence electron structures of alloying cementite θ-(Fe, M)3C and ε-(Fe, M)3C andthose of the biphase interfaces between them and α-Fe are calculated with Yu's empirical electrontheory of solid and molecules. The calculation results accord with the actual behavior of alloys.

  15. Electronic structure of the heavy fermion superconductor Ce2PdIn8: Experiment and calculations

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    The electronic structure of a heavy-fermion superconductor Ce2PdIn8 was investigated by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ab initio density functional band structure calculations. The Ce 3d core-level XPS spectra point to stable trivalent configuration of Ce atoms that is also reproduced in the band structure calculations within the generalized gradient approximation GGA+U approach. Analysis of the 3d9f2 weight in the 3d XPS spectra within the Gunnarsson-Schönhammer model suggests that the onsite hybridization energy between Ce 4f and the conduction band states, Δfs, is ∼120 meV, which is about 30 meV larger than Δfs in isostructural Ce2TIn8 compounds with T = Co, Rh, and Ir. Taking into account a Coulomb repulsion U on both the Ce 4f and Pd 4d states in electronic band structure calculations, a satisfactory agreement was found between the calculated density of states (DOS) and the measured valence band XPS spectra. - Highlights: • XPS data validated strong electronic correlations in superconducting Ce2PdIn8. • DFT calculations reproduced XPS spectra measured for Ce2PdIn8. • Crucial role of Pd d electrons in the HF behavior of Ce2PdIn8 was established

  16. Ab-initio calculations of electronic structure and optical properties of TiAl alloy

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    Hussain, Altaf [Department of Physics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63120 (Pakistan); Sikandar Hayat, Sardar, E-mail: sikandariub@yahoo.co [Department of Physics, Hazara University, Mansehra 21300 (Pakistan); Choudhry, M.A. [Department of Physics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63120 (Pakistan)

    2011-05-01

    The electronic structures and optical properties of TiAl intermetallic alloy system are studied by the first-principle orthogonalized linear combination of atomic orbitals method. Results on the band structure, total and partial density of states, localization index, effective atomic charges, and optical conductivity are presented and discussed in detail. Total density of states spectra reveal that (near the Fermi level) the majority of the contribution is from Ti-3d states. The effective charge calculations show an average charge transfer of 0.52 electrons from Ti to Al in primitive cell calculations of TiAl alloy. On the other hand, calculations using supercell approach reveal an average charge transfer of 0.48 electrons from Ti to Al. The localization index calculations, of primitive cell as well as of supercell, show the presence of relatively localized states even above the Fermi level for this alloy. The calculated optical conductivity spectra of TiAl alloy are rich in structures, showing the highest peak at 5.73 eV for supercell calculations. Calculations of the imaginary part of the linear dielectric function show a prominent peak at 5.71 eV and a plateau in the range 1.1-3.5 eV.

  17. Atomic and Electronic Structures of C_60+BN Nanopeapods from ab initio Pseudopotential Calculations

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    Trave, Andrea; Ribeiro, Filipe; Louie, Steven G.; Cohen, Marvin L.

    2004-03-01

    Nanopeapods are structures of nanometric size consisting of an external carbon nanotube encapsulating a chain or complex array of fullerenes. Recent calculations and experiments have proven that nanopeapods can be obtained assembling fullerenes within boron nitride nanotubes, creating novel materials of possible interest for electronic transport applications. To improve the understanding of the properties of these composite systems, as compared to empty nanotubes and carbon nanopeapods, ab-initio total energy calculations have been performed within the pseudopotential Density Functional Theory in local density approximation. Results of these calculations on the energetics and geometrical deformations involved in the encapsulation will be presented, followed by a discussion of the consequences on the electronic structures of these systems, with particular focus on aspects relevant to electronic transport phenomena. This work is supported by NFS (Grant DMR00-87088) and DOE (Contract DE-AC03-76SF00098), using computational resources at NERSC and NPACI.

  18. Self-consistent cluster-embedding calculation method and the calculated electronic structure of NiO

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    The self-consistent cluster-embedding method is discussed theoretically. A definition of the total energy for an embedded cluster has been introduced. The method has two advantages. (i) It can describe both localized and band properties, including their excitations. (ii) It can give a good description of the magnetic properties for both spin-ordered and spin-disordered states. The electronic structure of NiO is studied using a high-quality basis set to calculate the electronic structure of a small embedded cluster and an antiferromagnetic insulating ground state is obtained. The picture has both localized and band properties. A small energy gap separates the unoccupied and occupied nickel 3d orbitals which are well localized. Each 3d orbital is attached to a particular nickel ion. Below the 3d levels are two diffuse oxygen 2p bands, and above the 3d levels are oxygen 3s, nickel 4s, and oxygen 3p bands. Experimental data concerning photoemission and optical absorption can be interpreted naturally. The spin magnetic moment of the nickel ion is calculated correctly. The simulation of the spin-disordered state shows that NiO remains as an insulator in the paramagnetic state. The Neel temperature of NiO is calculated directly to give a reasonable result. The Hubbard U parameter for nickel 3d electrons is estimated. The calculation shows that the excited nickel 3d electrons are also well localized and the overlaps are less than 4.5%. We propose the following: The overlap of the excited 3d electrons is too small to form a metallic band, but the overlap is sufficient for the ''hole'' to migrate through the crystal. In this sense, NiO is a charge-transfer insulator with a gap of about 4 eV (mostly from oxygen to nickel)

  19. Ab initio calculations of electronic structure of anatase TiO2

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    Chen Qiang; Cao Hong-Hong

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents the results of the self-consistent calculations on the electronic structure of anatase phase of TiO2. The calculations were performed using the full potential-linearized augmented plane wave method (FP-LAPW)in the framework of the density functional theory (DFT) with the generalized gradient approximation (GGA). The fully optimized structure, obtained by minimizing the total energy and atomic forces, is in good agreement with experiment.We also calculated the band structure and the density of states. In particular, the calculated band structure prefers an indirect transition between wlence and conduction bands of anatase TiO2, which may be helpful for clarifying the ambiguity in other theoretical works.

  20. Calculation of the QED correction to the recoil proton polarization by the electron structure function method

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    The recoil proton polarization for the quasielastic electron-proton scattering is represented as a contraction of the electron structure and the hard part of the polarization dependent contribution into cross-section. The calculation of the hard part with first order radiative correction is performed. The obtained representation includes the leading radiative corrections in all orders of perturbation theory and the main part of the second order next-to-leading ones

  1. First principles calculation of the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of Au-Pd atomic chains

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    The structural, electronic and magnetic properties of free standing Au-Pd bimetallic atomic chain is studied using ab-initio method. It is found that electronic and magnetic properties of chains depend on position of atoms and number of atoms. Spin polarization factor for different atomic configuration of atomic chain is calculated predicting a half metallic behavior. It suggests a total spin polarised transport in these chains

  2. GPAW - massively parallel electronic structure calculations with Python-based software

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    Enkovaara, Jussi; Romero, Nichols A.; Shende, Sameer;

    2011-01-01

    Electronic structure calculations are a widely used tool in materials science and large consumer of supercomputing resources. Traditionally, the software packages for these kind of simulations have been implemented in compiled languages, where Fortran in its different versions has been the most...

  3. Electronic structure of Co-phthalocyanine calculated by GGA+U and hybrid functional methods

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    Graphical abstract: Electronic structure of Co-phthalocyanine molecule has been calculated using GGA+U and B3LYP methods. The results are in good agreement with experimental observations. Abstract: Electronic structure calculations have been performed for the Co-phthalocyanine molecule using density functional theory (DFT) within the framework of Generalized Gradient Approximation (GGA). The electronic correlation in Co 3d orbitals is treated in terms of the GGA+U method in the framework of the Hubbard model. We find that for U = 6 eV, the calculated structural parameters as well as the spectral features are in good agreement with the experimental findings. From our calculation both the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) are dominated by the pyrrole carbon, with a HOMO-LUMO gap of about 1.4 eV. The GGA+U results obtained with U = 6 eV compare reasonably well with the calculations performed using Gaussian basis set and hybrid functionals in terms of ground state geometry, spin state and spectral features. The calculated valence band photoemission spectrum is in quite good agreement with the recently published experimental results.

  4. Full potential calculation of structural, electronic and optical properties of KMgF3

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    A theoretical study of the structural, electronic and optical properties of KMgF3 is presented using the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method (FP-LAPW). In this approach, the local density approximation was used for the exchange-correlation potentials. First, we present the main features of the structural and electronic properties of this compound, where the electronic band structure shows that the fundamental energy gap is indirect. The contribution of the different bands was analysed from the total and partial density of states curves. The different interband transitions have been determined from the imaginary part of the dielectric function. The results are compared with previous calculations and with experimental measurements. The present work also deals with the behaviour of electronic properties, namely, the energy band gaps, and the valence bandwidth of KMgF3 subject of hydrostatic pressures up to 30 GPa

  5. Large scale electronic structure calculations in the study of the condensed phase

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    Dam, H.J.J. van; Guest, M.F.; Sherwood, P.; Thomas, J.M.H.; van Lenthe, J.H.; van Lingen, J.N.J.; Bailey, C. L.; Bush, I. J.

    2006-01-01

    We consider the role that large-scale electronic structure computations can now play in the modelling of the condensed phase. To structure our analysis, we consider four distict ways in which today's scientific targets can be re-scoped to take advantage of advances in computing resources: 1. time to solution-performing the same calculation, with delivery of the simulation in shorter elapsed time; 2. Size-applying today's methods to a more extensive problem; 3. Accuracy-replacing current physi...

  6. Efficient electronic integrals and their generalized derivatives for object oriented implementations of electronic structure calculations.

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    Flocke, N; Lotrich, V

    2008-12-01

    For the new parallel implementation of electronic structure methods in ACES III (Lotrich et al., in preparation) the present state-of-the-art algorithms for the evaluation of electronic integrals and their generalized derivatives were implemented in new object oriented codes with attention paid to efficient execution on modern processors with a deep hierarchy of data storage including multiple caches and memory banks. Particular attention has been paid to define proper integral blocks as basic building objects. These objects are stand-alone units and are no longer tied to any specific software. They can hence be used by any quantum chemistry code without modification. The integral blocks can be called at any time and in any sequence during the execution of an electronic structure program. Evaluation efficiency of these integral objects has been carefully tested and it compares well with other fast integral programs in the community. Correctness of the objects has been demonstrated by several application runs on real systems using the ACES III program. PMID:18496792

  7. Electronic Structure of KFe2Se2 from First-Principles Calculations

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    Electronic structures and magnetic properties for iron-selenide KFe2Se2 are studied by first-principles calculations. The ground state is collinear antiferromagnetic with calculated 2.26μB magnetic moment on Fe atoms; and the J1 and J2 coupling strengths are calculated to be 0.038eV and 0.029eV. The states around EF are dominated by the Fe 3d orbitals which hybridize noticeably to the Se 4p orbitals. While the band structure of KFe2Se2 is similar to a heavily electron-doped BaFe2AS2 or FeSe system, the Fermi surface of KFe2Se2 is much closer to the FeSe system since the electron sheets around M are symmetric with respect to x—y exchange. These features, as well as the absence of Fermi surface nesting, suggest that the parent KFe2Se2 could be regarded as an electron doped FeSe system with possible local moment magnetism. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  8. Electronic structure calculations for Zn S xSe1-x

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    Energy band gaps and electron effective mass as well as their composition dependence are the most critical parameters for band structure calculations of semiconductor alloys. Therefore, an accurate knowledge of these parameters is very important. Unfortunately, there is a limited experimental and theoretical information in the literature regarding the electronic band parameters for zinc blende Zn S xSe1-x. This has incited US to carry out such calculations. For this purpose, we have used the empirical pseudo potential method within the Virtual Crystal Approximation and the effect of compositional disorder is treated as an effective potential. The band gap variation versus sulfur concentration x shows two different behaviors: clear diminution of gap energy for low concentrations, and quasi-linear behavior with a small bowing for large values of x. Furthermore, the calculated effective mass shows that the disorder is not only compositional but also structural

  9. Atomic and molecular complex resonances from real eigenvalues using standard (hermitian) electronic structure calculations

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    Landau, Arie; Kaprálová-Žďánská, Petra Ruth; Moiseyev, Nimrod

    2015-01-01

    Complex eigenvalues, resonances, play an important role in large variety of fields in physics and chemistry. For example, in cold molecular collision experiments and electron scattering experiments, autoionizing and pre-dissociative metastable resonances are generated. However, the computation of complex resonance eigenvalues is difficult, since it requires severe modifications of standard electronic structure codes and methods. Here we show how resonance eigenvalues, positions and widths, can be calculated using the standard, widely used, electronic-structure packages. Our method enables the calculations of the complex resonance eigenvalues by using analytical continuation procedures (such as Pad\\'{e}). The key point in our approach is the existence of narrow analytical passages from the real axis to the complex energy plane. In fact, the existence of these analytical passages relies on using finite basis sets. These passages become narrower as the basis set becomes more complete, whereas in the exact limit,...

  10. First-principle calculation of GaAs electronic structure by doping with Mn and P

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    The geometry structure of Mn, P doped 64-atom supercell of GaAs (Ga1-xMnxAs1-yPy) was optimized and studied by the self-consistent full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method (FPLAPW) based on the density functional theory (DFT). Cell parameters of both doped and undoped were calculated theoretically. Band structure, binding energies, partial density of states, mulliken charges, and electron density different of doped GaAs crystals were calculated and analyzed in detail. The results revealed that the both doped compounds are true half-metallic ferromagnets and the near distance doped one is a stable ground state.

  11. Structural, Elastic, and Electronic Properties of ReB2: A First-Principles Calculation

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    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available The structural, elastic, and electronic properties of the hard material ReB2 have been investigated by means of density functional theory. The calculated equilibrium structural parameters of ReB2 are in agreement with the experimental results. Our result of bulk modulus shows that it is a low compressible material. Furthermore, the elastic anisotropy is discussed by investigating the elastic stiffness constants. The charge density and the electronic properties indicate that the covalent bonding of Re-B and B-B plays an important role in formation of a hard material. The good metallicity and hardness of ReB2 might serve as hard conductors.

  12. Structural and electronic properties of solid naphthalene under pressure: density functional calculations

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    Xiao, Ling-Ping; Zeng, Zhi; Chen, Xiao-Jia

    2016-06-01

    The pressure effect on the geometrical and electronic structures of crystalline naphthalene is calculated up to 30 GPa by performing density functional calculations. The lattice parameters a, b, and c, decrease by 1.77 Å (-20.4%), 0.85 Å (-14.1%), and 0.91 Å (-8.2%), respectively, while the monoclinic angle β increases by 3.95° in this pressure region. At the highest pressure of 30 GPa the unit cell volume decreases by 62.7%. The detailed analysis of the molecular arrangement within crystal structure reveals that the molecular motion becomes more and more localized, and hints towards the evolution of intermolecular interaction with pressure. Moreover, the electronic structure of naphthalene under high pressure is also discussed. A pressure induced decrease of the band gap is observed.

  13. Quantum mechanical ab initio calculations of the structural, electronic and optical properties of bulk gold nitrides

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    Suleiman, Mohammed S. H.; Joubert, Daniel P.

    2015-11-01

    In the present work, the atomic and the electronic structures of Au3N, AuN and AuN2 are investigated using first-principles density-functional theory (DFT). We studied cohesive energy vs. volume data for a wide range of possible structures of these nitrides. Obtained data were fitted to a Birch-Murnaghan third-order equation of state (EOS) so as to identify the most likely candidates for the true crystal structure in this subset of the infinite parameter space, and to determine their equilibrium structural parameters. The analysis of the electronic properties was achieved by the calculations of the band structure and the total and partial density of states (DOS). Some possible pressure-induced structural phase transitions have been pointed out. Further, we carried out GW0 calculations within the random-phase approximation (RPA) to the dielectric tensor to investigate the optical spectra of the experimentally suggested modification: Au3N(D09). Obtained results are compared with experiment and with some available previous calculations.

  14. Minimal parameter implicit solvent model for ab initio electronic structure calculations

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    Dziedzic, Jacek; Skylaris, Chris-Kriton; Mostofi, Arash A; Payne, Mike C

    2011-01-01

    We present an implicit solvent model for ab initio electronic structure calculations which is fully self-consistent and is based on direct solution of the nonhomogeneous Poisson equation. The solute cavity is naturally defined in terms of an isosurface of the electronic density according to the formula of Fattebert and Gygi (J. Comp. Chem. 23, 6 (2002)). While this model depends on only two parameters, we demonstrate that by using appropriate boundary conditions and dispersion-repulsion contributions, solvation energies obtained for an extensive test set including neutral and charged molecules show dramatic improvement compared to existing models. Our approach is implemented in, but not restricted to, a linear-scaling density functional theory (DFT) framework, opening the path for self-consistent implicit solvent DFT calculations on systems of unprecedented size, which we demonstrate with calculations on a 2615-atom protein-ligand complex.

  15. Density functional calculation of the structural and electronic properties of germanium quantum dots

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    We apply first principles density functional computational methods to study the structures, densities of states (DOS), and higher occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) – lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) gaps of selected free-standing Ge semiconductor quantum dots up to 1.8nm. Our calculations are performed using numerical atomic orbital approach where linear combination of atomic orbital was applied. The surfaces of the quantum dots was passivized by hydrogen atoms. We find that surface passivation does affect the electronic properties associated with the changes of surface state, electron localization, and the energy gaps of germanium nanocrystals as well as the confinement of electrons inside the quantum dots (QDs). Our study shows that the energy gaps of germanium quantum dots decreases with the increasing dot diameter. The size-dependent variations of the computed HOMO-LUMO gaps in our quantum dots model were found to be consistent with the effects of quantum confinement reported in others theoretical and experimental calculation

  16. The structural and electronic properties of amorphous HgCdTe from first-principles calculations

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    Amorphous mercury cadmium telluride (a-MCT) model structures, with x being 0.125 and 0.25, are obtained from first-principles calculations. We generate initial structures by computation alchemy method. It is found that most atoms in the network of amorphous structures tend to be fourfold and form tetrahedral structures, implying that the chemical ordered continuous random network with some coordination defects is the ideal structure for a-MCT. The electronic structure is also concerned. The gap is found to be 0.30 and 0.26 eV for a-Hg0.875Cd0.125Te and a-Hg0.75Cd0.25Te model structures, independent of the composition. By comparing with the properties of crystalline MCT with the same composition, we observe a blue-shift of energy band gap. The localization of tail states and its atomic origin are also discussed. (paper)

  17. Density functional calculation of equilibrium geometry and electronic structure of pyrite

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    邱冠周; 肖奇; 胡岳华; 徐竞

    2001-01-01

    The equilibrium geometry and electronic structure of pyrite has been studied using self-consistent density-functional theory within the local density approximation (LDA). The optimum bulk geometry is in good agreement with crystallographic data. The calculated band structure and density of states in the region around the Fermi energy show that valence-band maximum (VBM) is at X (100), and the conduction-band minimum (CBM) is at G (000). The indirect and direct band gaps are 0.6eV and 0.74eV, respectively. The calculated contour map of difference of charge density shows excess charge in nonbonding d electron states on the Fe sites. The density increases between sulfur nuclei and between iron and sulfur nuclei qualitatively reveal that S-S bond and Fe-S bond are covalent binding.

  18. An approach to first principles electronic structure calculation by symbolic-numeric computation

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    Kikuchi, Akihito

    2013-01-01

    This article is an introduction to a new approach to first principles electronic structure calculation. The starting point is the Hartree-Fock-Roothaan equation, in which molecular integrals are approximated by polynomials by way of Taylor expansion with respect to atomic coordinates and other variables. It leads to a set of polynomial equations whose solutions are eigenstate, which is designated as algebraic molecular orbital equation. Symbolic computation, especially, Gr\\"obner bases theory, enables us to rewrite the polynomial equations into more trimmed and tractable forms with identical roots, from which we can unravel the relationship between physical parameters (wave function, atomic coordinates, and others) and numerically evaluate them one by one in order. Furthermore, this method is a unified way to solve the electronic structure calculation, the optimization of physical parameters, and the inverse problem as a forward problem.

  19. A proposal to first principles electronic structure calculation: Symbolic-Numeric method

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    Kikuchi, Akihito

    2012-01-01

    This study proposes an approach toward the first principles electronic structure calculation with the aid of symbolic-numeric solving. The symbolic computation enables us to express the Hartree-Fock-Roothaan equation in an analytic form and approximate it as a set of polynomial equations. By use of the Grobner basis technique, the polynomial equations are transformed into other ones which have identical roots. The converted equations take more convenient forms which will simplify numerical procedures, from which we can derive necessary physical properties in order, in an a la carte way. This method enables us to solve the electronic structure calculation, the optimization of any kind, or the inverse problem as a forward problem in a unified way, in which there is no need for iterative self-consistent procedures with trials and errors.

  20. Electronic structure of KFe2Se2 from first-principles calculations

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    Electronic structures and magnetic properties for iron-selenide KFe2Se2 are studied by first-principles calculations. The ground state is collinear antiferromagnetic with calculated 2.26μB magnetic moment on Fe atoms; and the J1 and J2 coupling strengths are calculated to be 0.038 eV and 0.029 eV. The states around EF are dominated by the Fe 3d orbitals which hybridize noticeably to the Se 4p orbitals. While the band structure of KFe2Se2 is similar to a heavily electron-doped BaFe2AS2 or FeSe system, the Fermi surface of KFe2Se2 is much closer to the FeSe system since the electron sheets around M are symmetric with respect to x-y exchange. These features, as well as the absence of Fermi surface nesting, suggest that the parent KFe2Se2 could be regarded as an electron doped FeSe system with possible local moment magnetism. (authors)

  1. Multi-Center Electronic Structure Calculations for Plasma Equation of State

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    Wilson, B G; Johnson, D D; Alam, A

    2010-12-14

    We report on an approach for computing electronic structure utilizing solid-state multi-center scattering techniques, but generalized to finite temperatures to model plasmas. This approach has the advantage of handling mixtures at a fundamental level without the imposition of ad hoc continuum lowering models, and incorporates bonding and charge exchange, as well as multi-center effects in the calculation of the continuum density of states.

  2. Efficient electronic structure calculation for molecular ionization dynamics at high x-ray intensity.

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    Hao, Yajiang; Inhester, Ludger; Hanasaki, Kota; Son, Sang-Kil; Santra, Robin

    2015-07-01

    We present the implementation of an electronic-structure approach dedicated to ionization dynamics of molecules interacting with x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses. In our scheme, molecular orbitals for molecular core-hole states are represented by linear combination of numerical atomic orbitals that are solutions of corresponding atomic core-hole states. We demonstrate that our scheme efficiently calculates all possible multiple-hole configurations of molecules formed during XFEL pulses. The present method is suitable to investigate x-ray multiphoton multiple ionization dynamics and accompanying nuclear dynamics, providing essential information on the chemical dynamics relevant for high-intensity x-ray imaging. PMID:26798806

  3. Efficient electronic structure calculation for molecular ionization dynamics at high x-ray intensity

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    Hao, Yajiang; Hanasaki, Kota; Son, Sang-Kil; Santra, Robin

    2015-01-01

    We present the implementation of an electronic-structure approach dedicated to ionization dynamics of molecules interacting with x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses. In our scheme, molecular orbitals for molecular core-hole states are represented by linear combination of numerical atomic orbitals that are solutions of corresponding atomic core-hole states. We demonstrate that our scheme efficiently calculates all possible multiple-hole configurations of molecules formed during XFEL pulses. The present method is suitable to investigate x-ray multiphoton multiple ionization dynamics and accompanying nuclear dynamics, providing essential information on the chemical dynamics relevant for high-intensity x-ray imaging.

  4. Efficient electronic structure calculation for molecular ionization dynamics at high x-ray intensity

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available We present the implementation of an electronic-structure approach dedicated to ionization dynamics of molecules interacting with x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL pulses. In our scheme, molecular orbitals for molecular core-hole states are represented by linear combination of numerical atomic orbitals that are solutions of corresponding atomic core-hole states. We demonstrate that our scheme efficiently calculates all possible multiple-hole configurations of molecules formed during XFEL pulses. The present method is suitable to investigate x-ray multiphoton multiple ionization dynamics and accompanying nuclear dynamics, providing essential information on the chemical dynamics relevant for high-intensity x-ray imaging.

  5. The Dirac equation in electronic structure calculations: Accurate evaluation of DFT predictions for actinides

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    Wills, John M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mattsson, Ann E [Sandia National Laboratories

    2012-06-06

    Brooks, Johansson, and Skriver, using the LMTO-ASA method and considerable insight, were able to explain many of the ground state properties of the actinides. In the many years since this work was done, electronic structure calculations of increasing sophistication have been applied to actinide elements and compounds, attempting to quantify the applicability of DFT to actinides and actinide compounds and to try to incorporate other methodologies (i.e. DMFT) into DFT calculations. Through these calculations, the limits of both available density functionals and ad hoc methodologies are starting to become clear. However, it has also become clear that approximations used to incorporate relativity are not adequate to provide rigorous tests of the underlying equations of DFT, not to mention ad hoc additions. In this talk, we describe the result of full-potential LMTO calculations for the elemental actinides, comparing results obtained with a full Dirac basis with those obtained from scalar-relativistic bases, with and without variational spin-orbit. This comparison shows that the scalar relativistic treatment of actinides does not have sufficient accuracy to provide a rigorous test of theory and that variational spin-orbit introduces uncontrolled errors in the results of electronic structure calculations on actinide elements.

  6. A novel Gaussian-Sinc mixed basis set for electronic structure calculations

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    A Gaussian-Sinc basis set methodology is presented for the calculation of the electronic structure of atoms and molecules at the Hartree–Fock level of theory. This methodology has several advantages over previous methods. The all-electron electronic structure in a Gaussian-Sinc mixed basis spans both the “localized” and “delocalized” regions. A basis set for each region is combined to make a new basis methodology—a lattice of orthonormal sinc functions is used to represent the “delocalized” regions and the atom-centered Gaussian functions are used to represent the “localized” regions to any desired accuracy. For this mixed basis, all the Coulomb integrals are definable and can be computed in a dimensional separated methodology. Additionally, the Sinc basis is translationally invariant, which allows for the Coulomb singularity to be placed anywhere including on lattice sites. Finally, boundary conditions are always satisfied with this basis. To demonstrate the utility of this method, we calculated the ground state Hartree–Fock energies for atoms up to neon, the diatomic systems H2, O2, and N2, and the multi-atom system benzene. Together, it is shown that the Gaussian-Sinc mixed basis set is a flexible and accurate method for solving the electronic structure of atomic and molecular species

  7. Trends in elasticity and electronic structure of 5d transition metal diborides: first-principles calculations

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    We investigate the cohesive energy, heat of formation, elastic constant and electronic band structure of transition metal diborides TMB2 (TM = Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os and Ir, Pt) in the Pmmn space group using the ab initio pseudopotential total energy method. Our calculations indicate that there is a relationship between elastic constant and valence electron concentration (VEC): the bulk modulus and shear modulus achieve their maximum when the VEC is in the range of 6.8-7.2. In addition, trends in the elastic constant are well explained in terms of electronic band structure analysis, e.g., occupation of valence electrons in states near the Fermi level, which determines the cohesive energy and elastic properties. The maximum in bulk modulus and shear modulus is attributed to the nearly complete filling of TM d-B p bonding states without filling the antibonding states. On the basis of the observed relationship, we predict that alloying W and Re in the orthorhombic structure OsB2 might be harder than alloying the Ir element. Indeed, the further calculations confirmed this expectation

  8. Electronic-structure calculations of praseodymium metal by means of modified density-functional theory

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    Electronic-structure calculations of elemental praseodymium are presented. Several approximations are used to describe the Pr f electrons. It is found that the low-pressure, trivalent phase is well described using either the self-interaction corrected (SIC) local-spin-density (LSD) approximation or the generalized-gradient approximation (GGA) with spin and orbital polarization (OP). In the SIC-LSD approach the Pr f electrons are treated explicitly as localized with a localization energy given by the self-interaction of the f orbital. In the GGA+OP scheme the f-electron localization is described by the onset of spin and orbital polarization, the energetics of which is described by spin-moment formation energy and a term proportional to the total orbital moment, Lz2. The high-pressure phase is well described with the f electrons treated as band electrons, in either the LSD or the GGA approximations, of which the latter describes more accurately the experimental equation of state. The calculated pressure of the transition from localized to delocalized behavior is 280 kbar in the SIC-LSD approximation and 156 kbar in the GGA+OP approach, both comparing favorably with the experimentally observed transition pressure of 210 kbar. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  9. Electronic structures and optical properties induced by silicon twin boundaries: The first-principle calculation

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    The defect states and optical absorption enhancement induced by twin boundaries in silicon are investigated by first-principle calculation. The defect states in the forbidden bands are identified and based on the established electronic structures, the dielectric functions and absorption coefficients are derived. An important result of our calculations is that visible light absorption by the twinning configuration is enhanced significantly, indicating that twinning structures possibly play an important role in silicon-based photovoltaic devices. - Highlights: • Defect states and optical absorption enhancement induced by twin boundaries in silicon are investigated theoretically. • Dielectric functions and absorption coefficients are derived. • Enhanced visible light absorption by the twinning configuration is demonstrated. • Twinning structures play an important role in silicon-based photovoltaic devices

  10. Electronic structures and optical properties induced by silicon twin boundaries: The first-principle calculation

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    Liu, X.X.; Liu, L.Z. [Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, MOE, Institute of Acoustics and Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Wu, X.L., E-mail: hkxlwu@nju.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics, MOE, Institute of Acoustics and Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Department of Physics, NingBo University, NingBo 315301 (China); Chu, Paul K. [Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)

    2015-07-03

    The defect states and optical absorption enhancement induced by twin boundaries in silicon are investigated by first-principle calculation. The defect states in the forbidden bands are identified and based on the established electronic structures, the dielectric functions and absorption coefficients are derived. An important result of our calculations is that visible light absorption by the twinning configuration is enhanced significantly, indicating that twinning structures possibly play an important role in silicon-based photovoltaic devices. - Highlights: • Defect states and optical absorption enhancement induced by twin boundaries in silicon are investigated theoretically. • Dielectric functions and absorption coefficients are derived. • Enhanced visible light absorption by the twinning configuration is demonstrated. • Twinning structures play an important role in silicon-based photovoltaic devices.

  11. Structural, electronic, and optical properties of NiAl3: First-principles calculations

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    Saniz, R; Ye, Lin-Hui; Shishidou, Tatsuya; Freeman, A. J.

    2006-01-01

    We report ab initio density-functional calculations of the structural, electronic, and optical properties of NiAl3, using the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method within the generalized gradient approximation to the exchange-correlation potential. The D011 structure is found to be energetically favorable over both the cubic L12 and A15 phases. The density of states around the Fermi energy, including a pseudogap just above it, is dominated by strongly hybridized Ni d and Al p ...

  12. Atomic and Molecular Complex Resonances from Real Eigenvalues Using Standard (Hermitian) Electronic Structure Calculations.

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    Landau, Arie; Haritan, Idan; Kaprálová-Žd'ánská, Petra Ruth; Moiseyev, Nimrod

    2016-05-19

    Complex eigenvalues, resonances, play an important role in a large variety of fields in physics and chemistry. For example, in cold molecular collision experiments and electron scattering experiments, autoionizing and predissociative metastable resonances are generated. However, the computation of complex resonance requires modifications of standard electronic structure codes and methods, which are not always straightforward, in addition, application of complex codes requires more computational efforts. Here we show how resonance eigenvalues, positions and widths, can be calculated using the standard, widely used, electronic-structure packages. Our method enables the calculations of the complex resonance eigenvalues by using analytical continuation procedures (such as Padé). The key point in our approach is the existence of narrow analytical passages from the real axis to the complex energy plane. In fact, the existence of these analytical passages relies on using finite basis sets. These passages become narrower as the basis set becomes more complete, whereas in the exact limit, these passages to the complex plane are closed. As illustrative numerical examples we calculated the autoionization Feshbach resonances of helium, hydrogen anion, and hydrogen molecule. We show that our results are in an excellent agreement with the results obtained by other theoretical methods and with available experimental results. PMID:26677725

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator (EEBC) was developed to assist organizations in estimating the environmental benefits of greening their purchase,...

  14. From Metal Cluster to Metal Nanowire: A Topological Analysis of Electron Density and Band Structure Calculation

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    Yu Wang

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract:We investigate a theoretical model of molecular metalwire constructed from linear polynuclear metal complexes. In particular we study the linear Crn metal complex and Cr molecular metalwire. The electron density distributions of the model nanowire and the linear Crn metal complexes, with n = 3, 5, and 7, are calculated by employing CRYSTAL98 package with topological analysis. The preliminary results indicate that the bonding types between any two neighboring Cr are all the same, namely the polarized open-shell interaction. The pattern of electron density distribution in metal complexes resembles that of the model Cr nanowire as the number of metal ions increases. The conductivity of the model Cr nanowire is also tested by performing the band structure calculation.

  15. Ab initio calculations on twisted graphene/hBN: Electronic structure and STM image simulation

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    Correa, J. D.; Cisternas, E.

    2016-09-01

    By performing ab initio calculations we obtained theoretical scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) images and studied the electronic properties of graphene on a hexagonal boron-nitrite (hBN) layer. Three different stack configurations and four twisted angles were considered. All calculations were performed using density functional theory, including van der Waals interactions as implemented in the SIESTA ab initio package. Our results show that the electronic structure of graphene is preserved, although some small changes are induced by the interaction with the hBN layer, particularly in the total density of states at 1.5 eV under the Fermi level. When layers present a twisted angle, the density of states shows several van Hove singularities under the Fermi level, which are associated to moiré patterns observed in theoretical STM images.

  16. Electronic structure calculations of europium chalcogenides EuS and EuSe

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    Rached, D.; Ameri, M.; Rabah, M.; Benkhettou, N.; Dine el Hannani, M. [Laboratoire des Materiaux Appliques, Centre de Recherche, Route de Mascara, Universite de Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Sidi Bel Abbes 22000 (Algeria); Khenata, R. [Laboratoire des Materiaux Appliques, Centre de Recherche, Route de Mascara, Universite de Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Sidi Bel Abbes 22000 (Algeria); Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modelisation Mathematique de la Matiere (LPQ3M), Centre Universitaire de Mascara, Mascara 29000 (Algeria); Bouhemadou, A. [Departement de Physique, Faculte des Sciences, Universite Ferhat Abbes, 19000 Setif (Algeria)

    2007-06-15

    We have performed ab-initio self-consistent calculations on the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital method with the local-density approximation and local spin-density approximation to investigate the structural and electronic properties of EuS and EuSe in its stable (NaCl-B1) and high-pressure phases. The magnetic phase stability was determined from the total energy calculations for both the nonmagnetic (NM) and magnetic (M) phases. These theoretical calculations clearly indicate that both at ambient and high pressures, the magnetic phase is more stable than the nonmagnetic phase. The transition pressure at which these compounds undergo the structural phase transition from NaCl-B1 to CsCl-B2 phase is calculated. The elastic constants at equilibrium in both NaCl-B1 and CsCl-B2 structures are also determined. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  17. Electronic structure calculations of europium chalcogenides EuS and EuSe

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    We have performed ab-initio self-consistent calculations on the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital method with the local-density approximation and local spin-density approximation to investigate the structural and electronic properties of EuS and EuSe in its stable (NaCl-B1) and high-pressure phases. The magnetic phase stability was determined from the total energy calculations for both the nonmagnetic (NM) and magnetic (M) phases. These theoretical calculations clearly indicate that both at ambient and high pressures, the magnetic phase is more stable than the nonmagnetic phase. The transition pressure at which these compounds undergo the structural phase transition from NaCl-B1 to CsCl-B2 phase is calculated. The elastic constants at equilibrium in both NaCl-B1 and CsCl-B2 structures are also determined. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  18. Theoretical calculations on the atomic and electronic structure of β-SiC(110) surface

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    2002-01-01

    We present a theoretical calculation of the atomic and electronic structure of β-SiC and its non-polar (110) surface using the full potential linear augmented plane wave (FPLAPW) approach. The calculated lattice constant and bulk modulus of β-SiC crystal are in excellent agreement with experimental data. The atomic and electronic structure of β-SiC(110) surface has been calculated by employing the slab and supercell model. It is found that the surface is characterized by a top-layer bond-length-contracting rotation relaxation in which the Si-surface atom moves closer towards the substrate while the C-surface atom moves outward. This relaxation is analogous to that of Ⅲ-Ⅴ semi-conductor surface. The driving mechanism for this atomic rearrangement is that the Si atom tends to a planar sp2-like bonding situation with its three N neighbors and the N atom tends to a p3-like bonding with its three Si neighbors. Furthermore, surface relaxation induces the change from metallic to semiconducting characterization.

  19. Multipole-preserving quadratures for the discretization of functions in real-space electronic structure calculations.

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    Genovese, Luigi; Deutsch, Thierry

    2015-12-21

    Discretizing an analytic function on a uniform real-space grid is often done via a straightforward collocation method. This is ubiquitous in all areas of computational physics and quantum chemistry. An example in density functional theory (DFT) is given by the external potential or the pseudo-potential describing the interaction between ions and electrons. The accuracy of the collocation method used is therefore very important for the reliability of subsequent treatments like self-consistent field solutions of the electronic structure problems. By construction, the collocation method introduces numerical artifacts typical of real-space treatments, like the so-called egg-box error, which may spoil the numerical stability of the description when the real-space grid is too coarse. As the external potential is an input of the problem, even a highly precise computational treatment cannot cope this inconvenience. We present in this paper a new quadrature scheme that is able to exactly preserve the moments of a given analytic function even for large grid spacings, while reconciling with the traditional collocation method when the grid spacing is small enough. In the context of real-space electronic structure calculations, we show that this method improves considerably the stability of the results for large grid spacings, opening up the path towards reliable low-accuracy DFT calculations with a reduced number of degrees of freedom. PMID:26372293

  20. Analytic methods for the calculation of the electronic structure of solids

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    Andersen's atomic-sphere approximation has been utilized with approximations based upon linear-combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) theory to obtain approximate energy-band parameters for solids. Simple analytic expressions for the bandwidth and position of the band center have been derived that require only free-atom wave functions evaluated at the Wigner-Seitz atomic-sphere radius. For convenience, the method has been named the atomic surface method (ASM). The following simple analytic expressions for the band parameters have been derived from the ASM: (i) The bandwidth is equal to the product of h2/m, the gradient of the electron density at the atomic-sphere radius, and the surface area of the sphere; (ii) the average band energy is shifted from the atomic-term-value energy by an amount given by the product of the bandwidth, electron density at the atomic-sphere radius, and atomic-sphere volume. The theory has been applied without adjustable parameters to the transition metals and f-shell metals with use of tabulated Hartree-Fock wave functions and is in reasonable agreement with full band-structure calculations. The same analysis is applied to atomic core states under compression and is also in reasonable agreement with complete band-structure calculations. The 2s and 2p states of Na and Al have been calculated to the point where they merge with the conduction band as free-electron states. These bandwidths and shifts are also written in terms of the atomic term values by using the asymptotic form of the radial wave function. Finally, the LCAO energy bands of Ni are calculated with use of the ASM parameters

  1. Real-space ab-initio electronic structure calculations using SfePy

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    Cimrman, R.; Novák, Matyáš; Kolman, Radek; Vackář, Jiří

    Plzeň: University of West Bohemia, 2015 - (Adámek, V.). s. 21-22 ISBN 978-80-261-0568-8. [Computational Mechanics 2015 /31./- conference with international participation /31./. 09.11.2015-11.11.2015, Špičák] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/11/0853; GA ČR(CZ) GAP101/12/2315 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 ; RVO:68378271 Keywords : real-space ab-initio electronic structure calculations * finite element method * isogeometric analysis Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics

  2. Molecular Structure and Electronic Properties of Porphyrin-Thiophene-Perylene Using Quantum Chemical Calculation

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    Tatiya Chokbunpiam; Patchanita Thamyongkit; Oraphan Saengsawang; Supot Hannongbua

    2010-01-01

    This study aimed to design a new series of compounds consisting of a porphyrin macrocycle linked to a perylene unit via a thiophenic bridge. The structural and electronic properties of the molecules, and the effects of mono- and di-substituents R on C3 and R′ on C4 of the thiophene ring were investigated using a quantum calculation approach. The results from the method validation revealed that using the density functional theory approach at B3LYP/6–31G(d) data set was the optimal one, conside...

  3. Finite element method and isogeometric analysis in electronic structure calculations: convergence study

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    Cimrman, Robert; Kolman, Radek; Tůma, Miroslav; Vackář, Jiří

    2015-01-01

    We compare convergence of isogeometric analysis (IGA), a spline modification of finite element method (FEM), with FEM in the context of our real space code for ab-initio electronic structure calculations of non-periodic systems. The convergence is studied on simple sub-problems that appear within the density functional theory approximation to the Schr\\"odinger equation: the Poisson problem and the generalized eigenvalue problem. We also outline the complete iterative algorithm seeking a fixed point of the charge density of a system of atoms or molecules, and study IGA/FEM convergence on a benchmark problem of nitrogen atom.

  4. Calculated electronic and magnetic structure of screw dislocations in alpha iron

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    Odbadrakh, K.; Rusanu, A.; Stocks, G. Malcolm; Samolyuk, G. D.; Eisenbach, M.; Wang, Yang; Nicholson, D. M.

    2011-01-01

    Local atomic magnetic moments in crystalline Fe are perturbed by the presence of dislocations. The effects are most pronounced near the dislocation core and decay slowly as the strain field of the dislocation decreases with distance. We have calculated local moments using the locally self-consistent multiple scattering (LSMS) method for a supercell containing a screw-dislocation quadrupole. Finite size effects are found to be significant indicating that dislocation cores affect the electronic structure and magnetic moments of neighboring dislocations. The influence of neighboring dislocations points to a need to study individual dislocations from first principles just as they appear amid surrounding atoms in large-scale classical force field simulations. An approach for the use of the LSMS to calculate local moments in subvolumes of large atomic configurations generated in the course of classical molecular dynamics simulation of dislocationdynamics is discussed.

  5. Calculated electronic and magnetic structure of screw dislocations in alpha iron

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    Odbadrakh, Khorgolkhuu [ORNL; Rusanu, Aurelian [ORNL; Stocks, George Malcolm [ORNL; Samolyuk, German D [ORNL; Eisenbach, Markus [ORNL; Wang, Yang Nmn [ORNL; Nicholson, Don M [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    Local atomic magnetic moments in crystalline Fe are perturbed by the presence of dislocations. The effects are most pronounced near the dislocation core and decay slowly as the strain field of the dislocation decreases with distance. We have calculated local moments using the locally self-consistent multiple scattering (LSMS) method for a supercell containing a screw-dislocation quadrupole. Finite size effects are found to be significant indicating that dislocation cores affect the electronic structure and magnetic moments of neighboring dislocations. The influence of neighboring dislocations points to a need to study individual dislocations from first principles just as they appear amid surrounding atoms in large-scale classical force field simulations. An approach for the use of the LSMS to calculate local moments in subvolumes of large atomic configurations generated in the course of classical molecular dynamics simulation of dislocation dynamics is discussed. VC2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3562217

  6. Excited-state dynamics of oxazole: A combined electronic structure calculations and dynamic simulations study

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    Cao, Jun; Xie, Zhi-Zhong; Yu, Xiaodong

    2016-08-01

    In the present work, the combined electronic structure calculations and surface hopping simulations have been performed to investigate the excited-state decay of the parent oxazole in the gas phase. Our calculations show that the S2 state decay of oxazole is an ultrafast process characterized by the ring-opening and ring-closure of the five-membered oxazole ring, in which the triplet contribution is minor. The ring-opening involves the Osbnd C bond cleavage affording the nitrile ylide and airine intermediates, while the ring-closure gives rise to a bicyclic species through a 2sbnd 5 bond formation. The azirine and bicyclic intermediates in the S0 state are very likely involved in the phototranspositions of oxazoles. This is different from the previous mechanism in which these intermediates in the T1 state have been proposed for these phototranspositions.

  7. Electronic structure of alkali metal hydrides on data of cluster calculations by LCAO MO SCF CNDO

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    The results of quantum-chemical study in where by M = Li, Na, K, Rb and Cs, are presented. The calculation expresses the expected electron density distributions in hydrides on the hydrogen and metal atoms as well as the energy characteristics: M-H, M-M and compounds binding energies. The latter ones qualitatively correlate with the binding energies of LiH-CsH compounds. The calculated values for the Fermi energy and the width of the forbidden zone at the Fermi level make it possible to suppose that the ideally formed lithium hydride crystal will be characterized by the highest electrical resistance. It is established that quantum-chemical characteristics of the MH hydrides structure change nonmonotonously by transfer from Li to Cs

  8. Nitrogen defects in wide band gap oxides: defect equilibria and electronic structure from first principles calculations.

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    Polfus, Jonathan M; Bjørheim, Tor S; Norby, Truls; Haugsrud, Reidar

    2012-09-01

    The nitrogen related defect chemistry and electronic structure of wide band gap oxides are investigated by density functional theory defect calculations of N(O)(q), NH(O)(×), and (NH2)(O)(·) as well as V(O)(··) and OH(O)(·) in MgO, CaO, SrO, Al(2)O(3), In(2)O(3), Sc(2)O(3), Y(2)O(3), La(2)O(3), TiO(2), SnO(2), ZrO(2), BaZrO(3), and SrZrO(3). The N(O)(q) acceptor level is found to be deep and the binding energy of NH(O)(×) with respect to N(O)' and (OH(O)(·) is found to be significantly negative, i.e. binding, in all of the investigated oxides. The defect structure of the oxides was found to be remarkably similar under reducing and nitriding conditions (1 bar N(2), 1 bar H(2) and 1 × 10(-7) bar H(2)O): NH(O)(×) predominates at low temperatures and [N(O)'] = 2[V(O)(··) predominates at higher temperatures (>900 K for most of the oxides). Furthermore, we evaluate how the defect structure is affected by non-equilibrium conditions such as doping and quenching. In terms of electronic structure, N(O)' is found to introduce isolated N-2p states within the band gap, while the N-2p states of NH(O)(×) are shifted towards, or overlap with the VBM. Finally, we assess the effect of nitrogen incorporation on the proton conducting properties of oxides and comment on their corrosion resistance in nitriding atmospheres in light of the calculated defect structures. PMID:22828729

  9. Gas phase structures and charge localization in small aluminum oxide anions: Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy and electronic structure calculations

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    Song, Xiaowei; Fagiani, Matias R.; Gewinner, Sandy; Schöllkopf, Wieland; Asmis, Knut R.; Bischoff, Florian A.; Berger, Fabian; Sauer, Joachim

    2016-06-01

    We use cryogenic ion trap vibrational spectroscopy in combination with quantum chemical calculations to study the structure of mono- and dialuminum oxide anions. The infrared photodissociation spectra of D2-tagged AlO1-4- and Al2O3-6- are measured in the region from 400 to 1200 cm-1. Structures are assigned based on a comparison to simulated harmonic and anharmonic IR spectra derived from electronic structure calculations. The monoaluminum anions contain an even number of electrons and exhibit an electronic closed-shell ground state. The Al2O3-6- anions are oxygen-centered radicals. As a result of a delicate balance between localization and delocalization of the unpaired electron, only the BHLYP functional is able to qualitatively describe the observed IR spectra of all species with the exception of AlO3-. Terminal Al-O stretching modes are found between 1140 and 960 cm-1. Superoxo and peroxo stretching modes are found at higher (1120-1010 cm-1) and lower energies (850-570 cm-1), respectively. Four modes in-between 910 and 530 cm-1 represent the IR fingerprint of the common structural motif of dialuminum oxide anions, an asymmetric four-member Al-(O)2-Al ring.

  10. Itinerant antiferromagnetism in BaCr2As2: Experimental characterization and electronic structure calculations

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    Singh, David J [ORNL; Safa-Sefat, Athena [ORNL; McGuire, Michael A [ORNL; Sales, Brian C [ORNL; Mandrus, David [ORNL; VanBebber, L. H. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Keppens, Veerle [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

    2009-01-01

    We report single crystal synthesis, specific heat and resistivity measurements and electronic structure calculations for BaCr2As2. This material is a metal with itinerant antiferromagnetism, similar to the parent phases of Fe-based high temperature superconductors, but differs in magnetic order. Comparison of bare band structure density of states and the low temperature specific heat implies a mass renormalization of 2. BaCr2As2 shows stronger transition metal - pnictogen covalency than the Fe compounds, and in this respect is more similar to BaMn2As2. This provides an explanation for the observation that Ni and Co doping is effective in the Fe-based superconductors, but Cr or Mn doping is not.

  11. A functional renormalization group approach to electronic structure calculations for systems without translational symmetry

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    Seiler, Christian

    2016-01-01

    A formalism for electronic-structure calculations is presented that is based on the functional renormalization group (FRG). The traditional FRG has been formulated for systems that exhibit a translational symmetry with an associated Fermi surface, which can provide the organization principle for the renormalization group (RG) procedure. We here advance an alternative formulation, where the RG-flow is organized in the energy-domain rather than in k-space. This has the advantage that it can also be applied to inhomogeneous matter lacking a band-structure, such as disordered metals or molecules. The energy-domain FRG ({\\epsilon}FRG) presented here accounts for Fermi-liquid corrections to quasi-particle energies and particle-hole excitations. It goes beyond the state of the art GW-BSE, because in {\\epsilon}FRG the Bethe-Salpeter equation (BSE) is solved in a self-consistent manner. An efficient implementation of the approach that has been tested against exact diagonalization calculations and calculations based on...

  12. Time domain numerical calculations of the short electron bunch wakefields in resistive structures

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    Tsakanian, Andranik

    2010-10-15

    The acceleration of electron bunches with very small longitudinal and transverse phase space volume is one of the most actual challenges for the future International Linear Collider and high brightness X-Ray Free Electron Lasers. The exact knowledge on the wake fields generated by the ultra-short electron bunches during its interaction with surrounding structures is a very important issue to prevent the beam quality degradation and to optimize the facility performance. The high accuracy time domain numerical calculations play the decisive role in correct evaluation of the wake fields in advanced accelerators. The thesis is devoted to the development of a new longitudinally dispersion-free 3D hybrid numerical scheme in time domain for wake field calculation of ultra short bunches in structures with walls of finite conductivity. The basic approaches used in the thesis to solve the problem are the following. For materials with high but finite conductivity the model of the plane wave reflection from a conducting half-space is used. It is shown that in the conductive half-space the field components perpendicular to the interface can be neglected. The electric tangential component on the surface contributes to the tangential magnetic field in the lossless area just before the boundary layer. For high conducting media, the task is reduced to 1D electromagnetic problem in metal and the so-called 1D conducting line model can be applied instead of a full 3D space description. Further, a TE/TM (''transverse electric - transverse magnetic'') splitting implicit numerical scheme along with 1D conducting line model is applied to develop a new longitudinally dispersion-free hybrid numerical scheme in the time domain. The stability of the new hybrid numerical scheme in vacuum, conductor and bound cell is studied. The convergence of the new scheme is analyzed by comparison with the well-known analytical solutions. The wakefield calculations for a number of

  13. Electronic structure calculations of atomic transport properties in uranium dioxide: influence of strong correlations

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    Uranium dioxide UO2 is the standard nuclear fuel used in pressurized water reactors. During in-reactor operation, the fission of uranium atoms yields a wide variety of fission products (FP) which create numerous point defects while slowing down in the material. Point defects and FP govern in turn the evolution of the fuel physical properties under irradiation. In this study, we use electronic structure calculations in order to better understand the fuel behavior under irradiation. In particular, we investigate point defect behavior, as well as the stability of three volatile FP: iodine, krypton and xenon. In order to take into account the strong correlations of uranium 5f electrons in UO2, we use the DFT+U approximation, based on the density functional theory. This approximation, however, creates numerous metastable states which trap the system and induce discrepancies in the results reported in the literature. To solve this issue and to ensure the ground state is systematically approached as much as possible, we use a method based on electronic occupancy control of the correlated orbitals. We show that the DFT+U approximation, when used with electronic occupancy control, can describe accurately point defect and fission product behavior in UO2 and provide quantitative information regarding point defect transport properties in the oxide fuel. (author)

  14. Origin of resolution enhancement by co-doping of scintillators: Insight from electronic structure calculations

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    It was recently shown that the energy resolution of Ce-doped LaBr3 scintillator radiation detectors can be crucially improved by co-doping with Sr, Ca, or Ba. Here, we outline a mechanism for this enhancement on the basis of electronic structure calculations. We show that (i) Br vacancies are the primary electron traps during the initial stage of thermalization of hot carriers, prior to hole capture by Ce dopants; (ii) isolated Br vacancies are associated with deep levels; (iii) Sr doping increases the Br vacancy concentration by several orders of magnitude; (iv) SrLa binds to VBr resulting in a stable neutral complex; and (v) association with Sr causes the deep vacancy level to move toward the conduction band edge. The latter is essential for reducing the effective carrier density available for Auger quenching during thermalization of hot carriers. Subsequent de-trapping of electrons from SrLa–VBr complexes can activate Ce dopants that have previously captured a hole leading to luminescence. This mechanism implies an overall reduction of Auger quenching of free carriers, which is expected to improve the linearity of the photon light yield with respect to the energy of incident electron or photon

  15. Efficient solution of Poisson's equation in linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) electronic structure calculations

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    An accurate and efficient method is described for the evaluation of electrostatic contributions in LCAO electronic structure calculations. The charge density rho(r) is decomposed into rho/sup(1)(r), a component whose rapid variation near any nucleus reproduces that of rho(r) to a very good approximation, and a remainder density deltarho(r)equivalentrho(r)-rho/sup(1)(r), which is thereby guaranteed to be slowly varying in space. The power of the decomposition resides in the fact that rho/sup(1)(r) can be expressed exactly as a sum of one-center densities, without the use of any fit procedure. Because rho/sup(1)(r) is a sum of one-center multipolar densities, the Hartree potential is a function with a simple one-dimensional integral representation, and its matrix elements can be obtained by performing one-dimensional integrals over it. Since deltarho(r) is spatially slowly varying, the Hartree potential to which it corresponds and the matrix elements of this potential can accurately be evaluated on a relatively coarse coordinate space mesh, using fast Fourier transforms. The method is illustrated via molecular structure calculations for N2 and NH3. The calculations are accurate to a few percent when the required integrals over deltarho(r) and deltaV(r) are performed on a mesh of spacing 0.4 a.u. The N--N bond length and stretch frequency are found to equal 2.10 a.u. and 2.3 x 103 cm-1, respectively. The equilibrium N--H bond length and H--N--H angle are calculated to be 1.93 a.u. and 1050, respectively, while the NH3 inversion barrier turns out to equal 0.25 eV. These results are in good agreement with earlier calculations

  16. Wavelets as basis functions in electronic structure calculations; Les ondelettes comme fonction de base dans le calcul de structures electroniques

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    Chauvin, C

    2005-11-15

    This thesis is devoted to the definition and the implementation of a multi-resolution method to determine the fundamental state of a system composed of nuclei and electrons. In this work, we are interested in the Density Functional Theory (DFT), which allows to express the Hamiltonian operator with the electronic density only, by a Coulomb potential and a non-linear potential. This operator acts on orbitals, which are solutions of the so-called Kohn-Sham equations. Their resolution needs to express orbitals and density on a set of functions owing both physical and numerical properties, as explained in the second chapter. One can hardly satisfy these two properties simultaneously, that is why we are interested in orthogonal and bi-orthogonal wavelets basis, whose properties of interpolation are presented in the third chapter. We present in the fourth chapter three dimensional solvers for the Coulomb's potential, using not only the preconditioning property of wavelets, but also a multigrid algorithm. Determining this potential allows us to solve the self-consistent Kohn-Sham equations, by an algorithm presented in chapter five. The originality of our method consists in the construction of the stiffness matrix, combining a Galerkin formulation and a collocation scheme. We analyse the approximation properties of this method in case of linear Hamiltonian, such as harmonic oscillator and hydrogen, and present convergence results of the DFT for small electrons. Finally we show how orbital compression reduces considerably the number of coefficients to keep, while preserving a good accuracy of the fundamental energy. (author)

  17. Accuracy and efficiency of modern methods for electronic structure calculation on heavy- and superheavy-element compounds

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    The methods that are actively used for electronic structure calculations of low-lying states of heavy- and superheavy-element compounds are briefly described. The advantages and disadvantages of the Dirac-Coulomb-Breit Hamiltonian, Huzinaga-type potential, shape-consistent Relativistic Effective Core Potential (RECP), and Generalized RECP are discussed. The nonvariational technique of the electron-structure restoration in atomic cores after the RECP calculation of a molecule is presented. The features of the approaches accounting for electron correlation, the configuration interaction and coupled cluster methods, are also described. The results of calculations on E113, E114, U, and other heavy-atom systems are presented

  18. Electronic structure calculations of acetonitrile cluster anions: Stabilization mechanism of molecular radical anions by solvation

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    Systematic electronic structure calculations have been performed for (CH3CN)n-(n=2-10) anion clusters with the hybrid B3LYP and non-hybrid PW91 density-functional methods in order to understand the stabilization mechanism of an acetonitrile dimer radical anion core by solvent molecules. Since the excess negative charge is mainly localized on N atoms in the dimer anion core, solvent acetonitrile molecules are bound to the N atoms by C-H...Nδ- hydrogen-bond-like attractive interaction with the binding energy per bond being about 10-13kcal/mol. Due to this stabilization mechanism, the anion cluster for n>=4-6 is stable with respect to the electron autodetachment. Geometry optimization was also carried out for the (CH3CN)6- anion cluster where an excess electron was internally trapped. The size dependence of the stabilization energy and vertical detachment energy for the (CH3CN)n- anion clusters is discussed

  19. Electronic Structure Calculations and Adaptation Scheme in Multi-core Computing Environments

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    2009-05-20

    Multi-core processing environments have become the norm in the generic computing environment and are being considered for adding an extra dimension to the execution of any application. The T2 Niagara processor is a very unique environment where it consists of eight cores having a capability of running eight threads simultaneously in each of the cores. Applications like General Atomic and Molecular Electronic Structure (GAMESS), used for ab-initio molecular quantum chemistry calculations, can be good indicators of the performance of such machines and would be a guideline for both hardware designers and application programmers. In this paper we try to benchmark the GAMESS performance on a T2 Niagara processor for a couple of molecules. We also show the suitability of using a middleware based adaptation algorithm on GAMESS on such a multi-core environment.

  20. Strained and rolled up silicon: Electronic structure calculations of a promising thermoelectric material

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    Hinsche, Nicki; Yavorski, Bogdan; Zahn, Peter; Mertig, Ingrid [Martin-Luther-Universitaet, Institut fuer Physik, Halle/S. (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    Starting from bulk silicon, we studied the valley splitting due to symmetry breaking that occurs in rolled-up Si. Valley splitting in Si was studied recently because of tetragonal distortion and quantum well effects in heterostructures. The new aspect in nowadays experimentally accessible rolled-up Si tubes is that symmetry breaking occurs in all spatial directions. As a result, splitting of the six-fold degenerate conduction-band minimum is expected to be lifted. This has a strong influence on the transport properties as well. In detail, the anisotropy of the effective masses of charge carriers contributing to the conductivity in different directions are studied in dependence on the applied strain. The electronic structure is calculated self consistently within the framework of density functional theory. The transport properties of the promising thermoelectric material are studied in the diffusive limit of transport applying the Boltzmann theory in relaxation time approximation.

  1. Is C50 a superaromat? Evidence from electronic structure and ring current calculations.

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    Matías, Ana Sanz; Havenith, Remco W A; Alcamí, Manuel; Ceulemans, Arnout

    2016-04-28

    The fullerene-50 is a 'magic number' cage according to the 2(N + 1)(2) rule. For the three lowest isomers of C50 with trigonal and pentagonal symmetries, we calculate the sphericity index, the spherical parentage of the occupied π-orbitals, and the current density in an applied magnetic field. The minimal energy isomer, with D3 symmetry, comes closest to a spherical aromat or a superaromat. In the D5h bond-stretch isomers the electronic structure shows larger deviations from the ideal spherical shells, with hybridisation or even reversal of spherical parentages. It is shown that relative stabilities of fullerene cages do not correlate well with aromaticity, unlike the magnetic properties which are very sensitive indicators of spherical aromaticity. Superaromatic diamagnetism in the D3 cage is characterized by global diatropic currents, which encircle the whole cage. The breakdown of sphericity in the D5h cages gives rise to local paratropic countercurrents. PMID:26444568

  2. Electronic structure and thermal decomposition of 5-aminotetrazole studied by UV photoelectron spectroscopy and theoretical calculations

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    Graphical abstract: Gas-phase UV photoelectron spectrum of the thermal decomposition of 5-aminotetrazole (5ATZ), obtained at 245 oC, and mechanism underlying the thermal dissociation of 2H-5ATZ. Research highlights: → Electronic structure of 5ATZ studied by photoelectron spectroscopy. → Gas-phase 5-ATZ exists mainly as the 2H-tautomer. → Thermal decomposition of 5ATZ gives N2, NH2CN, HN3 and HCN, at 245 oC. → HCN can be originated from a carbene intermediate. - Abstract: The electronic properties and thermal decomposition of 5-aminotetrazole (5ATZ) are investigated using UV photoelectron spectroscopy (UVPES) and theoretical calculations. Simulated spectra of both 1H- and 2H-5ATZ, based on electron propagator methods, are produced in order to study the relative gas-phase tautomer population. The thermal decomposition results are rationalized in terms of intrinsic reaction coordinate (IRC) calculations. 5ATZ yields a HOMO ionization energy of 9.44 ± 0.04 eV and the gas-phase 5ATZ assumes mainly the 2H-form. The thermal decomposition of 5ATZ leads to the formation of N2, HN3 and NH2CN as the primary products, and HCN from the decomposition of a intermediate CH3N3 compound. The reaction barriers for the formation of HN3 and N2 from 2H-5ATZ are predicted to be ∼228 and ∼150 kJ/mol, at the G2(MP2) level, respectively. The formation of HCN and HNNH from the thermal decomposition of a CH3N3 carbene intermediate is also investigated.

  3. Analysis of the valence electronic structures and calculation of the physical properties of Fe, Co, and Ni

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    WU WenXia; XUE ZhiYong; HONG Xing; LI XiuMei; GUO YongQuan

    2009-01-01

    The valence electronic structures of Fe, Co and Ni have been investigated with Empirical Electron Theory of Solids and Molecules. The magnetic moments, Curie temperature, cohesive energy and melting point have been calculated according to the valence electronic structure. These calculations fit the experimental data very well. Based on the calculations, the magnetic moments are proportional to the number of 3d magnetic electrons. Curie temperatures are related to the magnetic electrons and the bond lengths between magnetic atoms. Cohesive energies increase with the increase of the number of covalent electrons, and the decrease of the number of magnetic and dumb pair electrons. The melting point is mainly related to the number of covalent electron pairs distributed in the strongest bond. The contribution from the lattice electrons is very small, the dumb pair electrons weaken the melting point; however, the contribution to melting point of the magnetic electrons can be neglected. It reveals that the magnetic and thermal properties are closely related to the valence electronic structures, and the changes or transitions between the electrons obviously affect the physical properties.

  4. Analysis of the valence electronic structures and calculation of the physical properties of Fe,Co,and Ni

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    2009-01-01

    The valence electronic structures of Fe, Co and Ni have been investigated with Empirical Electron Theory of Solids and Molecules. The magnetic moments, Curie temperature, cohesive energy and melting point have been calculated according to the valence electronic structure. These calculations fit the experimental data very well. Based on the calculations, the magnetic moments are proportional to the number of 3d magnetic electrons. Curie temperatures are related to the magnetic electrons and the bond lengths between magnetic atoms. Cohesive energies increase with the increase of the number of covalent electrons, and the decrease of the number of magnetic and dumb pair electrons. The melting point is mainly related to the number of covalent electron pairs distributed in the strongest bond. The contribution from the lattice electrons is very small, the dumb pair electrons weaken the melting point; however, the contribution to melting point of the magnetic electrons can be neglected. It reveals that the magnetic and thermal properties are closely related to the valence electronic structures, and the changes or transitions between the electrons obviously affect the physical properties.

  5. An approach to first principles electronic structure calculation by symbolic-numeric computation

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available There is a wide variety of electronic structure calculation cooperating with symbolic computation. The main purpose of the latter is to play an auxiliary role (but not without importance to the former. In the field of quantum physics [1-9], researchers sometimes have to handle complicated mathematical expressions, whose derivation seems almost beyond human power. Thus one resorts to the intensive use of computers, namely, symbolic computation [10-16]. Examples of this can be seen in various topics: atomic energy levels, molecular dynamics, molecular energy and spectra, collision and scattering, lattice spin models and so on [16]. How to obtain molecular integrals analytically or how to manipulate complex formulas in many body interactions, is one such problem. In the former, when one uses special atomic basis for a specific purpose, to express the integrals by the combination of already known analytic functions, may sometimes be very difficult. In the latter, one must rearrange a number of creation and annihilation operators in a suitable order and calculate the analytical expectation value. It is usual that a quantitative and massive computation follows a symbolic one; for the convenience of the numerical computation, it is necessary to reduce a complicated analytic expression into a tractable and computable form. This is the main motive for the introduction of the symbolic computation as a forerunner of the numerical one and their collaboration has won considerable successes. The present work should be classified as one such trial. Meanwhile, the use of symbolic computation in the present work is not limited to indirect and auxiliary part to the numerical computation. The present work can be applicable to a direct and quantitative estimation of the electronic structure, skipping conventional computational methods.

  6. A brief comparison between grid based real space algorithms and spectrum algorithms for electronic structure calculations

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    Quantum mechanical ab initio calculation constitutes the biggest portion of the computer time in material science and chemical science simulations. As a computer center like NERSC, to better serve these communities, it will be very useful to have a prediction for the future trends of ab initio calculations in these areas. Such prediction can help us to decide what future computer architecture can be most useful for these communities, and what should be emphasized on in future supercomputer procurement. As the size of the computer and the size of the simulated physical systems increase, there is a renewed interest in using the real space grid method in electronic structure calculations. This is fueled by two factors. First, it is generally assumed that the real space grid method is more suitable for parallel computation for its limited communication requirement, compared with spectrum method where a global FFT is required. Second, as the size N of the calculated system increases together with the computer power, O(N) scaling approaches become more favorable than the traditional direct O(N3) scaling methods. These O(N) methods are usually based on localized orbital in real space, which can be described more naturally by the real space basis. In this report, the author compares the real space methods versus the traditional plane wave (PW) spectrum methods, for their technical pros and cons, and the possible of future trends. For the real space method, the author focuses on the regular grid finite different (FD) method and the finite element (FE) method. These are the methods used mostly in material science simulation. As for chemical science, the predominant methods are still Gaussian basis method, and sometime the atomic orbital basis method. These two basis sets are localized in real space, and there is no indication that their roles in quantum chemical simulation will change anytime soon. The author focuses on the density functional theory (DFT), which is the most

  7. Magnetic state and electronic structure of plutonium from "first principles" calculations

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    Anisimov, V.I.; Shorikov, A.O.; Kuneš, Jan

    444-445, - (2007), s. 42-49. ISSN 0925-8388 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : metals * electron-electron interactions * electronic band structure Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.455, year: 2007

  8. Hydrogen trapping in δ-Pu: insights from electronic structure calculations

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    Density functional theory calculations have been performed to provide details of the structural and charge-transfer details related to the solid solution of hydrogen in (δ)-plutonium. We follow the Flanagan model that outlines the process by which hydrogen interacts with a metal to produce hydride phases, via a sequence of surface, interstitial and defect-bound (trapped) states. Due to the complexities of the electronic structure in plutonium solid-state systems, we take the pragmatic approach of adopting the ‘special quasirandom structure’ to disperse the atomic magnetic moments. We find that this approach produces sound structural and thermodynamic properties in agreement with the available experimental data. In δ-Pu, hydrogen has an exothermic binding energy to all of the states relevant in the Flanagan model, and, furthermore, is anionic in all these states. The charge transfer is maximized (i.e. most negative for hydrogen) in the hydride phase. The pathway from surface to hydride is sequentially exothermic, in the order surface < interstitial < grain boundary < vacancy < hydride (hydride being the most exothermic state). Thus, we find that there is no intermediate state that involves an endothermic increase in energy, consistent with the general experimental observations that the hydriding reaction in plutonium metal can proceed with zero apparent activation barrier. (paper)

  9. Calculated Electronic and Magnetic Structure of Screw Dislocations in Alpha Iron

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    Odbadrakh, Khorgolkhuu [ORNL; Rusanu, Aurelian [ORNL; Stocks, George Malcolm [ORNL; Samolyuk, German D [ORNL; Eisenbach, Markus [ORNL; Wang, Yang [Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center; Nicholson, Don M [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    Local atomic magnetic moments in crystalline Fe are perturbed by the presence of dislocations. The effects are most pronounced near the dislocation core and decay slowly as the strain field of the dislocation decreases with distance. We have calculated the local moments using the Locally Self-consistent Multiple Scattering (LSMS) method for an 1848 atom supercell containing a screw- dislocation quadrupole. The atomic positions were determined by relaxation with an embedded atom force field. Finite size effects are found to be significant for this small cell size indicating that dislocation cores affect the electronic structure and magnetic moments of neighboring dislocations. The influence of neighboring dislocations point to a need to study individual dislocations from first principles just as they appear amidst surrounding atoms in large scale classical force field simulations. An approach for the use of the LSMS to calculate local moments in sub-volumes of large atomic configurations generated in the course of classical MD simulation of dislocation dynamics is discussed.

  10. Calculation of the end-rolling strength in Q235 strip steel by the alloying electron structure parameters

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    LIU Zhilin; LIN Cheng; LIU Yan; GUO Yanchang

    2005-01-01

    Combined with the phase transformations in rolling, the phase configuration, the tensile strength, and the yield strength with different terminal rolling grain sizes in Q235 strip steel have been theoretically calculated using the covalent electron number (nA) of the strongest bond in phase cells and the interface electron density difference (Ap) in alloys. The calculated results agree well with the results of real production. Therefore, the calculation method of terminal rolling tensile and yield strength in the non-quenched-tempered steel containing pearlite is given by the alloying electron structure parameters.

  11. Study on the electronic structure and the optical performance of YB6 by the first-principles calculations

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    Lihua Xiao; Yuchang Su; Hongyang Chen; Min Jiang; Sainan Liu; Zexing Hu; Ruifeng Liu; Ping Peng; Yuanlong Mu; Diya Zhu

    2011-01-01

    The electronic structure and the optical performance of YB6 were investigated by first-principles calculations within the framework of density functional theory. It was found that the calculated results are in agreement with the relevant experimental data. Our theoretical studies showed that YB6 is a promising solar radiation shielding material for windows.

  12. Study on the electronic structure and the optical performance of YB6 by the first-principles calculations

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The electronic structure and the optical performance of YB6 were investigated by first-principles calculations within the framework of density functional theory. It was found that the calculated results are in agreement with the relevant experimental data. Our theoretical studies showed that YB6 is a promising solar radiation shielding material for windows.

  13. PetaScale calculations of the electronic structures of nanostructures with hundreds of thousands of processors

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    Density functional theory (DFT) is the most widely used ab initio method in material simulations. It accounts for 75% of the NERSC allocation time in the material science category. The DFT can be used to calculate the electronic structure, the charge density, the total energy and the atomic forces of a material system. With the advance of the HPC power and new algorithms, DFT can now be used to study thousand atom systems in some limited ways (e.g, a single selfconsistent calculation without atomic relaxation). But there are many problems which either requires much larger systems (e.g, >100,000 atoms), or many total energy calculation steps (e.g. for molecular dynamics or atomic relaxations). Examples include: grain boundary, dislocation energies and atomic structures, impurity transport and clustering in semiconductors, nanostructure growth, electronic structures of nanostructures and their internal electric fields. Due to the O(N3) scaling of the conventional DFT algorithms (as implemented in codes like Qbox, Paratec, Petots), these problems are beyond the reach even for petascale computers. As the proposed petascale computers might have millions of processors, new computational paradigms and algorithms are needed to solve the above large scale problems. In particular, O(N) scaling algorithms with parallelization capability up to millions of processors are needed. For a large material science problem, a natural approach to achieve this goal is by divide-and-conquer method: to spatially divide the system into many small pieces, and solve each piece by a small local group of processors. This solves the O(N) scaling and the parallelization problem at the same time. However, the challenge of this approach is for how to divide the system into small pieces and how to patch them up without the trace of the spatial division. Here, we present a linear scaling 3 dimensional fragment (LS3DF) method which uses a novel division-patching scheme that cancels out the artificial

  14. A Fast Parallel Algorithm for Selected Inversion of Structured Sparse Matrices with Application to 2D Electronic Structure Calculations

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    Lin, Lin; Yang, Chao; Lu, Jiangfeng; Ying, Lexing; E, Weinan

    2009-09-25

    We present an efficient parallel algorithm and its implementation for computing the diagonal of $H^-1$ where $H$ is a 2D Kohn-Sham Hamiltonian discretized on a rectangular domain using a standard second order finite difference scheme. This type of calculation can be used to obtain an accurate approximation to the diagonal of a Fermi-Dirac function of $H$ through a recently developed pole-expansion technique \\cite{LinLuYingE2009}. The diagonal elements are needed in electronic structure calculations for quantum mechanical systems \\citeHohenbergKohn1964, KohnSham 1965,DreizlerGross1990. We show how elimination tree is used to organize the parallel computation and how synchronization overhead is reduced by passing data level by level along this tree using the technique of local buffers and relative indices. We analyze the performance of our implementation by examining its load balance and communication overhead. We show that our implementation exhibits an excellent weak scaling on a large-scale high performance distributed parallel machine. When compared with standard approach for evaluating the diagonal a Fermi-Dirac function of a Kohn-Sham Hamiltonian associated a 2D electron quantum dot, the new pole-expansion technique that uses our algorithm to compute the diagonal of $(H-z_i I)^-1$ for a small number of poles $z_i$ is much faster, especially when the quantum dot contains many electrons.

  15. A Fast Parallel Algorithm for Selected Inversion of Structured Sparse Matrices with Application to 2D Electronic Structure Calculations

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    We present an efficient parallel algorithm and its implementation for computing the diagonal of H-1 where H is a 2D Kohn-Sham Hamiltonian discretized on a rectangular domain using a standard second order finite difference scheme. This type of calculation can be used to obtain an accurate approximation to the diagonal of a Fermi-Dirac function of H through a recently developed pole-expansion technique LinLuYingE2009. The diagonal elements are needed in electronic structure calculations for quantum mechanical systems HohenbergKohn1964, KohnSham 1965,DreizlerGross1990. We show how elimination tree is used to organize the parallel computation and how synchronization overhead is reduced by passing data level by level along this tree using the technique of local buffers and relative indices. We analyze the performance of our implementation by examining its load balance and communication overhead. We show that our implementation exhibits an excellent weak scaling on a large-scale high performance distributed parallel machine. When compared with standard approach for evaluating the diagonal a Fermi-Dirac function of a Kohn-Sham Hamiltonian associated a 2D electron quantum dot, the new pole-expansion technique that uses our algorithm to compute the diagonal of (H-zi I)-1 for a small number of poles zi is much faster, especially when the quantum dot contains many electrons.

  16. Electronic structure and optical properties of B/P-doped amorphous Si calculated by first-principles

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    Highlights: • Short-range order in a-Si lead to the similar electronic structure and optical properties with c-Si. • Long-range disorder of a-Si lead to the different electronic structure and optical properties. • Localized states predominately determine the optical properties in visible-light region of a-Si. • B/P-doping have no obvious effects for the electronic structure and optical properties of a-Si. - Abstract: In order to understand the electronic structures, optical properties, and explain the experimental observations of B/P-doped amorphous Si, the relevant micro-structure and properties have been calculated by simulated annealing and DFT+U methods. Based on the calculated results, the short-range order features of micro-structure in amorphous Si lead to the similar electronic structure and optical properties with crystalline Si, owing to the short-range order reflects the nature of atomic chemical bonding and plays a major role in the decision of fundamental characteristics of amorphous Si. What is important, the long-range disorder features of micro-structure lead to the different electronic structure and optical properties of amorphous Si, in compared with crystalline Si. Especially, the localized states caused by structural defects predominately determined the optical properties in visible-light region. The findings in the present work could well explain the experimental observations in literatures, and are helpful for the development of amorphous Si based functional materials

  17. Calculation of electronic structure of YBa2Cu3O7-δ in LCAO MO approximation

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    On the basis of calculation by CNDO methods study of copper oxidation degree and valence, oxygen bond character, instability of charge states, their causes is carried out. An attempt of studying electron state density in YBa2Cu3O7-δ compound and also electron behaviour near Fermi surface depending on oxygen and copper atoms state is made using cluster calculations. It is supposed that at 0.5 2Cu3O7-δ copper atoms are in a state close to 3d10 state, therewith oxygen atoms are in a state close to 0-1 one

  18. Electronic structures, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of cubic alkaline-earth hexaborides from first principles calculations

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    Highlights: • The band gaps for CaB6, SrB6 and BaB6 depend sensitively on the values of lattice constant a and positional parameter z. • The order in elastic anisotropy is CaB6 > SrB6 > BaB6. • There are LO/TO splitting lines in the range of 5–10 THz at G point. - Abstract: The electronic structures, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of alkaline-earth hexaborides MB6 (M = Ca, Sr or Ba) are calculated from first principles using density functional theory combined with the quasi-harmonic approximation. These three alkaline-earth hexaborides are semiconductors with a slightly increased trend for their band gaps as M orders from Ca to Ba. Their band gaps depend sensitively on the values of lattice constant a and internal parameter z. The polycrystalline values of the elastic constants and bulk, shear and Young’s moduli are consistent with those determined experimentally. All alkaline-earth hexaborides have strongly anisotropic elastic properties in the order of CaB6 > SrB6 > BaB6. By using the phonon calculations, the thermodynamic properties are investigated. The obtained phonon dispersion relations for CaB6, SrB6, and BaB6 show similar features and there are LO/TO splitting lines in the range of 5–10 THz. Finally, the thermal conductivities of CaB6, SrB6 and BaB6 are evaluated via Clarke’s model and Cahill’s model

  19. The orbital minimization method for electronic structure calculations with finite-range atomic basis sets

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    2014-01-01

    The implementation of the orbital minimization method (OMM) for solving the self-consistent Kohn-Sham (KS) problem for electronic structure calculations in a basis of non-orthogonal numerical atomic orbitals of finite-range is reported. We explore the possibilities for using the OMM as an exact cubic-scaling solver for the KS problem, and compare its performance with that of explicit diagonalization in realistic systems. We analyze the efficiency of the method depending on the choice of line search algorithm and on two free parameters, the scale of the kinetic energy preconditioning and the eigenspectrum shift. The results of several timing tests are then discussed, showing that the OMM can achieve a noticeable speedup with respect to diagonalization even for minimal basis sets for which the number of occupied eigenstates represents a significant fraction of the total basis size (>15%). We investigate the hard and soft parallel scaling of the method on multiple cores, finding a performance equal to or better ...

  20. Unexpected electronic structure of the alloyed and doped arsenene sheets: First-Principles calculations

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    Liu, Ming-Yang; Huang, Yang; Chen, Qing-Yuan; Cao, Chao; He, Yao

    2016-01-01

    We study the equilibrium geometry and electronic structure of alloyed and doped arsenene sheets based on the density functional theory calculations. AsN, AsP and SbAs alloys possess indirect band gap and BiAs is direct band gap. Although AsP, SbAs and BiAs alloyed arsenene sheets maintain the semiconducting character of pure arsenene, they have indirect-direct and semiconducting-metallic transitions by applying biaxial strain. We find that B- and N-doped arsenene render p-type semiconducting character, while C- and O-doped arsenene are metallic character. Especially, the C-doped arsenene is spin-polarization asymmetric and can be tuned into the bipolar spin-gapless semiconductor by the external electric field. Moreover, the doping concentration can effectively affect the magnetism of the C-doped system. Finally, we briefly study the chemical molecule adsorbed arsenene. Our results may be valuable for alloyed and doped arsenene sheets applications in mechanical sensors and spintronic devices in the future. PMID:27373712

  1. Unexpected electronic structure of the alloyed and doped arsenene sheets: First-Principles calculations

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    Liu, Ming-Yang; Huang, Yang; Chen, Qing-Yuan; Cao, Chao; He, Yao

    2016-07-01

    We study the equilibrium geometry and electronic structure of alloyed and doped arsenene sheets based on the density functional theory calculations. AsN, AsP and SbAs alloys possess indirect band gap and BiAs is direct band gap. Although AsP, SbAs and BiAs alloyed arsenene sheets maintain the semiconducting character of pure arsenene, they have indirect-direct and semiconducting-metallic transitions by applying biaxial strain. We find that B- and N-doped arsenene render p-type semiconducting character, while C- and O-doped arsenene are metallic character. Especially, the C-doped arsenene is spin-polarization asymmetric and can be tuned into the bipolar spin-gapless semiconductor by the external electric field. Moreover, the doping concentration can effectively affect the magnetism of the C-doped system. Finally, we briefly study the chemical molecule adsorbed arsenene. Our results may be valuable for alloyed and doped arsenene sheets applications in mechanical sensors and spintronic devices in the future.

  2. Theoretical study of the electronic structure with dipole moment calculations of barium monofluoride

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    Tohme, Samir N.; Korek, Mahmoud

    2015-12-01

    The potential energy curves have been investigated for the 41 lowest doublet and quartet electronic states in the 2s+1Λ± representation below 55,000 cm-1 of the molecule BaF via CASSCF and MRCI (single and double excitations with Davidson correction) calculations. Twenty-five electronic states have been studied here theoretically for the first time. The crossing and avoided crossing of 20 doublet electronic states have been studied in the region 30,000-50,000 cm-1. The harmonic frequency ωe, the internuclear distance Re, the rotational constant Be, the electronic energy with respect to the ground state Te, and the permanent and transition dipole moments have been calculated in addition to static dipole polarizability of the ground state. By using the canonical functions approach, the eigenvalue Ev, the rotational constant Bv, and the abscissas of the turning points Rmin and Rmax have been calculated for the electronic states up to the vibrational level v=98. The comparison of these values with the theoretical results available in the literature shows a very good agreement.

  3. Calculation of electronic structure of SrZrO3 crystal by density functional technique in LCAO approach

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    One calculated four certain modifications of SrZrO3 crystal of various symmetry: a cubic one, a tetragonal one and two orthorhombic ones, by the density functional technique in the basis of linear combination of atomic orbitals. One carried out comparison analysis of electron properties of the investigated crystals based on the calculated band structures and distribution densities of electron states (the complete ones and atomic state designed ones). The calculation base relative stability of different modifications correlates adequately with the experimental data on phase transitions in SrZrO3 crystal: less symmetric low-temperature modifications are more stable ones

  4. Ab-initio calculation of structural, electronic, and optical characterizations of the intermetallic trialuminides ScAl3 compound

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    We present first-principles study of the electronic and the optical properties for the intermetallic trialuminides ScAl3 compound using the full-potential linear augmented plane wave method within density-functional theory. We have employed the generalized gradient approximation (GGA), which is based on exchange-correlation energy optimization to calculate the total energy. Also we have used the Engel-Vosko GGA formalism, which optimizes the corresponding potential for calculating the electronic band structure and optical properties. The electronic specific heat coefficient (γ), which is a function of density of states, can be calculated from the density of states at Fermi energy N(EF). The N(EF) of the phase L12 is found to be lower than that of D022 structure which confirms the stability of L12 structure. We found that the dispersion of the band structure of D022 is denser than L12 phase. The linear optical properties were calculated. The evaluations are based on calculations of the energy band structure. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure of L12 (a) and D022 (b) phases of ScAl3 compound.

  5. Electronic structure of the heavy fermion superconductor Ce{sub 2}PdIn{sub 8}: Experiment and calculations

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    Werwiński, M. [Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań (Poland); Szajek, A. [Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań (Poland); Centre for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-950 Wrocław (Poland); Ślebarski, A. [Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice (Poland); Centre for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-950 Wrocław (Poland); Kaczorowski, D., E-mail: D.Kaczorowski@int.pan.wroc.pl [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wrocław (Poland); Centre for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-950 Wrocław (Poland)

    2015-10-25

    The electronic structure of a heavy-fermion superconductor Ce{sub 2}PdIn{sub 8} was investigated by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ab initio density functional band structure calculations. The Ce 3d core-level XPS spectra point to stable trivalent configuration of Ce atoms that is also reproduced in the band structure calculations within the generalized gradient approximation GGA+U approach. Analysis of the 3d{sup 9}f{sup 2} weight in the 3d XPS spectra within the Gunnarsson-Schönhammer model suggests that the onsite hybridization energy between Ce 4f and the conduction band states, Δ{sub fs}, is ∼120 meV, which is about 30 meV larger than Δ{sub fs} in isostructural Ce{sub 2}TIn{sub 8} compounds with T = Co, Rh, and Ir. Taking into account a Coulomb repulsion U on both the Ce 4f and Pd 4d states in electronic band structure calculations, a satisfactory agreement was found between the calculated density of states (DOS) and the measured valence band XPS spectra. - Highlights: • XPS data validated strong electronic correlations in superconducting Ce{sub 2}PdIn{sub 8}. • DFT calculations reproduced XPS spectra measured for Ce{sub 2}PdIn{sub 8}. • Crucial role of Pd d electrons in the HF behavior of Ce{sub 2}PdIn{sub 8} was established.

  6. The calculation of the electronic structure of deep traps in silicon

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    In the present thesis the LMTO-ASA Green's function method is applied to a real system (Silicon crystal with trap) for the first time. The electronic structure of the point defects for H and He on the tetrahedral (Tp) sites in Si shows agreement with experimental results. Moreover, the theory can distinguish the two Tp sites for S, Se and Te. Then the diffusion of the chalcogen atoms in Si is investigated and the electronic structure of the 3d-transition element ions in Silicon is examined. (BHO)

  7. Ab-initio calculations of electronic, transport, and structural properties of boron phosphide

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    Ejembi, J. I.; Nwigboji, I. H.; Franklin, L.; Malozovsky, Y.; Zhao, G. L.; Bagayoko, D., E-mail: diola-bagayoko@subr.edu [Department of Physics, Southern University and A and M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813 (United States)

    2014-09-14

    We present results from ab-initio, self-consistent density functional theory calculations of electronic and related properties of zinc blende boron phosphide (zb-BP). We employed a local density approximation potential and implemented the linear combination of atomic orbitals formalism. This technique follows the Bagayoko, Zhao, and Williams method, as enhanced by the work of Ekuma and Franklin. The results include electronic energy bands, densities of states, and effective masses. The calculated band gap of 2.02 eV, for the room temperature lattice constant of a=4.5383 Å, is in excellent agreement with the experimental value of 2.02±0.05 eV. Our result for the bulk modulus, 155.7 GPa, agrees with experiment (152–155 GPa). Our predictions for the equilibrium lattice constant and the corresponding band gap, for very low temperatures, are 4.5269 Å and 2.01 eV, respectively.

  8. Electronic structure of cubic ScF$_3$ from first-principles calculations

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    Zhgun, P.; Bocharov, D.; Piskunov, S.; Kuzmin, A; Purans, J.

    2012-01-01

    The first-principles calculations have been performed to investigate the ground state properties of cubic scandium trifluoride (ScF$_3$) perovskite. Using modified hybrid exchange-correlation functionals within the density functional theory (DFT) we have comprehensively compared the electronic properties of ScF$_3$ obtained by means of the linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) and projector augmented-waves (PAW) methods. Both methods allowed us to reproduce the lattice constant experim...

  9. First principle calculations of structural phase transition and electronic properties in AmTe

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    Pataiya, Jagdeesh, E-mail: jagdish-pet@yahoo.co.in; Makode, C. [Sagar Institute of Research & Technology, Bhopal, 462041 (India); Aynyas, Mahendra [Department of Physics, C.S.A. Govt. P.G. College, Sehore, 466001 (India); Singh, A.; Sanyal, S. P. [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, 462026 (India)

    2015-06-24

    The tight-binding linear muffin-tin orbital (TB-LMTO) with in the local density approximation is used to calculate total energy, lattice parameters, bulk modulus, density of states and energy band structure of americium telluride at ambient as well as at high pressure. It is found that AmTe is stable in NaCl – type structure under ambient pressure. The phase transition pressure was found to be 15.0 GPa from NaCl-type (B{sub 1}-phase) structure to CsCl-type (B{sub 2}-phase) structure for this compound. From energy band diagram it is observed that AmTe exhibit metallic behaviour. The calculated ground state properties such as lattice parameters and bulk modulus are in general good agreement with the available results.

  10. First principle calculations of structural phase transition and electronic properties in AmTe

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    The tight-binding linear muffin-tin orbital (TB-LMTO) with in the local density approximation is used to calculate total energy, lattice parameters, bulk modulus, density of states and energy band structure of americium telluride at ambient as well as at high pressure. It is found that AmTe is stable in NaCl – type structure under ambient pressure. The phase transition pressure was found to be 15.0 GPa from NaCl-type (B1-phase) structure to CsCl-type (B2-phase) structure for this compound. From energy band diagram it is observed that AmTe exhibit metallic behaviour. The calculated ground state properties such as lattice parameters and bulk modulus are in general good agreement with the available results

  11. Unfolding method for the first-principles LCAO electronic structure calculations

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    Lee, Chi-Cheng; Yamada-Takamura, Yukiko; Ozaki, Taisuke

    2012-01-01

    Unfolding the band structure of a supercell to a normal cell enables us to investigate how symmetry breakers such as surfaces and impurities perturb the band structure of the normal cell. We generalize the unfolding method, originally developed based on Wannier functions, to the linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) method, and present a general formula to calculate the unfolded spectral weight. The LCAO basis set is ideal for the unfolding method because of the invariance that basis f...

  12. Nonrelativistic structure calculations of two-electron ions in a strongly coupled plasma environment

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    Bhattacharyya, S.; Saha, J. K.; Mukherjee, T. K.

    2015-04-01

    In this work, the controversy between the interpretations of recent measurements on dense aluminum plasma created with the Linac coherent light source (LCLS) x-ray free electron laser (FEL) and the Orion laser has been addressed. In both kinds of experiments, heliumlike and hydrogenlike spectral lines are used for plasma diagnostics. However, there exist no precise theoretical calculations for He-like ions within a dense plasma environment. The strong need for an accurate theoretical estimate for spectral properties of He-like ions in a strongly coupled plasma environment leads us to perform ab initio calculations in the framework of the Rayleigh-Ritz variation principle in Hylleraas coordinates where an ion-sphere potential is used. An approach to resolve the long-drawn problem of numerical instability for evaluating two-electron integrals with an extended basis inside a finite domain is presented here. The present values of electron densities corresponding to the disappearance of different spectral lines obtained within the framework of an ion-sphere potential show excellent agreement with Orion laser experiments in Al plasma and with recent theories. Moreover, this method is extended to predict the critical plasma densities at which the spectral lines of H-like and He-like carbon and argon ions disappear. Incidental degeneracy and level-crossing phenomena are being reported for two-electron ions embedded in strongly coupled plasma. Thermodynamic pressure experienced by the ions in their respective ground states inside the ion spheres is also reported.

  13. Graphene allotropes: stability, structural and electronic properties from DF-TB calculations

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    ENYASHIN A.N.; Ivanovskii, A. L.

    2010-01-01

    Using the density-functional-based tight-binding method we performed a systematic comparative study of stability, structural and electronic properties for 12 various types of graphene allotropes, which are likely candidates for engineering of novel graphene-like materials.

  14. Electronic fine structure calculation of [Gd(DOTA)(H2O)]- using LF-DFT: The zero field splitting

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    Senn, Florian; Helm, Lothar; Borel, Alain; Daul, Claude A.

    2012-01-01

    Zerfo field splitting plays an important role in determining the electron spin relaxation of Gd(III) in solution. We understand the ZFS as an effect depending on the f electron structure and treat it in the framework of ligand field-density functional theory (LF-DFT). We apply this theory to calculate the ZFS of [Gd(DOTA)(H2O)]- from first principles, having an insight concerning the contributions determining the ZFS.

  15. Electronic fine structure calculation of [Gd(DOTA)(H₂O)]⁻ using LF-DFT: The zero field splitting

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    Senn, Florian; Helm, Lothar; Borel, Alain; Daul, Claude A.

    2012-01-01

    Zerfo field splitting plays an important role in determining the electron spin relaxation of Gd(III) in solution. We understand the ZFS as an effect depending on the f electron structure and treat it in the framework of ligand field-density functional theory (LF-DFT). We apply this theory to calculate the ZFS of [Gd(DOTA)(H₂O)]⁻ from first principles, having an insight concerning the contributions determining the ZFS.

  16. All-electron Bethe-Salpeter calculations for shallow-core x-ray absorption near-edge structures

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    Olovsson, W.; Tanaka, I.; Mizoguchi, T.; Puschnig, P.; Ambrosch-Draxl, C.

    2009-01-01

    X-ray absorption near-edge structure spectra are calculated by fully solving the electron/core-hole Bethe-Salpeter equation (BSE) in an all-electron framework. We study transitions from shallow core states, including the Mg L2,3 edge in MgO, the Li K edge in the Li halides LiF, LiCl, LiBr, and LiI, as well as Li2O. We illustrate the advantage of the many-body approach over a core-hole supercell calculation. Both schemes lead to strongly bound excitons, but the nonlocal treatment of the electr...

  17. On the feasibility of ab initio electronic structure calculations for Cu using a single s orbital basis

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    Hegde, Ganesh, E-mail: ganesh.h@ssi.samsung.com; Bowen, R. Chris [Advanced Logic Lab, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Austin, TX 78754 (United States)

    2015-10-15

    The accuracy of a single s-orbital representation of Cu towards enabling multi-thousand atom ab initio calculations of electronic structure is evaluated in this work. If an electrostatic compensation charge of 0.3 electron per atom is used in this basis representation, the electronic transmission in bulk and nanocrystalline Cu can be made to compare accurately to that obtained with a Double Zeta Polarized basis set. The use of this representation is analogous to the use of single band effective mass representation for semiconductor electronic structure. With a basis of just one s-orbital per Cu atom, the representation is extremely computationally efficient and can be used to provide much needed ab initio insight into electronic transport in nanocrystalline Cu interconnects at realistic dimensions of several thousand atoms.

  18. On the feasibility of ab initio electronic structure calculations for Cu using a single s orbital basis

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    The accuracy of a single s-orbital representation of Cu towards enabling multi-thousand atom ab initio calculations of electronic structure is evaluated in this work. If an electrostatic compensation charge of 0.3 electron per atom is used in this basis representation, the electronic transmission in bulk and nanocrystalline Cu can be made to compare accurately to that obtained with a Double Zeta Polarized basis set. The use of this representation is analogous to the use of single band effective mass representation for semiconductor electronic structure. With a basis of just one s-orbital per Cu atom, the representation is extremely computationally efficient and can be used to provide much needed ab initio insight into electronic transport in nanocrystalline Cu interconnects at realistic dimensions of several thousand atoms

  19. Photophysics of Auramine-O: electronic structure calculations and nonadiabatic dynamics simulations.

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    Xie, Bin-Bin; Xia, Shu-Hua; Chang, Xue-Ping; Cui, Ganglong

    2016-01-01

    Diphenylmethane dyes are very useful photoinduced molecular rotors; however, their photophysical mechanisms are still elusive until now. In this work, we adopted combined static electronic structure calculations (MS-CASPT2//CASSCF) and trajectory-based surface-hopping dynamics simulations (OM2/MRCI) to study the S1 excited-state relaxation mechanism of a representative diphenylmethane dye Auramine-O. On the basis of the optimized S1 minima and the computed emission bands, we have for the first time assigned experimentally proposed three transient states (i.e. S1-LE, S1-I1 or S1-I2, and S1-II). Mechanistically, upon irradiation to the S1 state, the system first relaxes to the locally excited S1 minimum (S1-LE). Starting from this point, there exist two kinds of relaxation paths to S1-II. In the sequential path, the system first evolves into S1-I1 or S1-I2 and then runs into S1-II; in the concerted one, the system, bypassing S1-I1 and S1-I2, directly runs into S1-II. In addition, the system can decay to the S0 state in the vicinity of three S1/S0 conical intersections i.e. S1S0-I1, S1S0-I2, and S1S0-II. In the S1 dynamic simulations, 54% trajectories decay to the S0 state via S1S0-II; the remaining trajectories are de-excited to the S0 state via S1S0-I1 (11%) and S1S0-I2 (35%). Our present theoretical investigation does not support the experimentally proposed S1 excited-state hypothesis that the intramolecular rotation of the two dimethyl groups around the C-N bond is responsible for the rapid decay of the emission band at about 500 nm; instead, it should be heavily interrelated with the rotation of the two dimethylanilino groups. Finally, this work provides important mechanistic insights into similar diphenylmethane dyes. PMID:26615798

  20. Structural, electronic and optical properties of CdxZn1−xS alloys from first-principles calculations

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    Structural, electronic and optical properties as well as structural phase transitions of ternary alloy CdxZn1−xS have been investigated using the first-principles calculations based on the density functional theory. We found that the crystal structure of CdxZn1−xS alloys transforms from wurtzite to zinc blende as Cd content of x=0.83. Effect of Cd content on electronic structures of CdxZn1−xS alloys has been studied. The bandgaps of CdxZn1−xS alloys with wurtzite and zinc blende structures decrease with the increase of Cd content. Furthermore, dielectric constant and absorption coefficient also have been discussed in detail. - Highlights: • The systematic calculation on structural, electronic and optical properties of ternary CdxZn1−xS alloy are performed. • We build two structures of ternary CdxZn1−xS: wurtzite and zinc blende. • The fundamental bandgap decreases, accompanying this structural phase transition. • We report the structural phase transforms of CdxZn1−xS alloys from wurtzite to zinc blende

  1. Molecule-optimized Basis Sets and Hamiltonians for Accelerated Electronic Structure Calculations of Atoms and Molecules

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    Gidofalvi, Gergely

    2014-01-01

    Molecule-optimized basis sets, based on approximate natural orbitals, are developed for accelerating the convergence of quantum calculations with strongly correlated (multi-referenced) electrons. We use a low-cost approximate solution of the anti-Hermitian contracted Schr{\\"o}dinger equation (ACSE) for the one- and two-electron reduced density matrices (RDMs) to generate an approximate set of natural orbitals for strongly correlated quantum systems. The natural-orbital basis set is truncated to generate a molecule-optimized basis set whose rank matches that of a standard correlation-consistent basis set optimized for the atoms. We show that basis-set truncation by approximate natural orbitals can be viewed as a one-electron unitary transformation of the Hamiltonian operator and suggest an extension of approximate natural-orbital truncations through two-electron unitary transformations of the Hamiltonian operator, such as those employed in the solution of the ACSE. The molecule-optimized basis set from the ACS...

  2. Calculation of the electronic and magnetic structures of 3d impurities in the Hcp Fe matrix

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    In this work we investigate the local magnetic properties and the electronic structure of HCP Fe, as well introducing transition metals atoms 3d (Cs, Ti, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn) in HCP iron matrix. We employed the discrete variational method (DVM), which is an orbital molecular method which incorporate the Hartree-Fock-Slater theory and the linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO), in the self-consistent charge approximation and the local density approximation of Von Barth and Hedin to the exchange-correlation potential. We used the embedded cluster model to investigate the electronic structure and the local magnetic properties for the central atom of a cluster of 27 atoms immersed in the microcrystal representing the HCP Fe. (author)

  3. Electronic Structure and Elastic Properties of Ti3AlC from First-Principles Calculations

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    DU Yu-Lei

    2009-01-01

    We perform a first-principles study on the electronic structure and elastic properties of Ti3AlC with an antiper-ovskite structure. The absence of band gap at the Fermi level and the finite value of the density of states at the Fermi energy reveal the metallic behavior of this compound. The elastic constants of Ti_3AlC are derived yielding c_(11)=356 GPa, c_(12)= 55 GPa, c_(44)=157 GPa. The bulk modulus B, shear modulus G and Young's modulus E are determined to be 156, 151 and 342 GPa, respectively. These properties are compared with those of Ti_3AlC_2 and Ti_2AlC with a layered structure in the Ti-Al-C system and Fe_3AlC with the same antiperovskite structure.

  4. Ab-initio calculation of electronic structure of partially inverted manganese ferrite

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    Chlan, V.; Novák, Pavel

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 322, 9-12 (2010), s. 1056-1058. ISSN 0304-8853 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/08/0541; GA ČR GA202/06/0051 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : manganese ferrite * electronic structure Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.689, year: 2010

  5. Design and performance characterization of electronic structure calculations on massively parallel supercomputers

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    Romero, N. A.; Glinsvad, Christian; Larsen, Ask Hjorth; Enkovaara, J.; Shende, S.; Morozov, V. A.; Mortensen, Jens Jørgen

    2013-01-01

    Density function theory (DFT) is the most widely employed electronic structure method because of its favorable scaling with system size and accuracy for a broad range of molecular and condensed-phase systems. The advent of massively parallel supercomputers has enhanced the scientific community...... GPAW code was ported an optimized for the Blue Gene/P architecture. We present our algorithmic parallelization strategy and interpret the results for a number of benchmark test cases....

  6. Chebyshev polynomial filtered subspace iteration in the Discontinuous Galerkin method for large-scale electronic structure calculations

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    Banerjee, Amartya S; Hu, Wei; Yang, Chao; Pask, John E

    2016-01-01

    The Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) electronic structure method employs an adaptive local basis set to solve the equations of density functional theory in a discontinuous Galerkin framework. The methodology is implemented in the Discontinuous Galerkin Density Functional Theory (DGDFT) code for large-scale parallel electronic structure calculations. In DGDFT, the basis is generated on-the-fly to capture the local material physics, and can systematically attain chemical accuracy with only a few tens of degrees of freedom per atom. Hence, DGDFT combines the key advantage of planewave basis sets in terms of systematic improvability with that of localized basis sets in reducing basis size. A central issue for large-scale calculations, however, is the computation of the electron density from the discretized Hamiltonian in an efficient and scalable manner. We show in this work how Chebyshev polynomial filtered subspace iteration (CheFSI) can be used to address this issue and push the envelope in large-scale materials si...

  7. MO LCAO approximation in solid state approach for calculations of electronic structure of a crystal surface and chemisorbed molecule

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    A scheme of calculation of the electronic structure of a solid state surface and chemisorbed molecules is discussed. The method of the Green's function and MO LCAO approximation are used which permits to perform calculations, taking into account the whole crystal but not its fragment only, with the accuracy adopted by quantum chemistry. Results of model calculations are presented: chemisorption of hydrogen-like atom on the (100) face of the one-band crystal model and dispersion curves for the density of states of nickel (100) face. (Auth.)

  8. Structural determination of vanillin, isovanillin and ethylvanillin by means of gas electron diffraction and theoretical calculations

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    Egawa, Toru; Kameyama, Akiyo; Takeuchi, Hiroshi

    2006-08-01

    The molecular structures of vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde), isovanillin (3-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde) and ethylvanillin (3-ethoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde) were determined by means of gas electron diffraction. Among them, vanillin and ethylvanillin have a vanilla odor but isovanillin smells differently. The nozzle temperatures were 125, 173 and 146 °C, for vanillin, isovanillin and ethylvanillin, respectively. The results of MP2 and B3LYP calculations with the 6-31G** basis set were used as supporting information. The MP2 calculations predicted that vanillin and isovanillin have two stable conformers and ethylvanillin has four stable conformers. The electron diffraction data were found to be consistent with these conformational compositions. The determined structural parameters ( rg and ∠ α) of vanillin are as follows: =1.397(4) Å; r(C 1-C aldehyde)=1.471(←) Å; r(C 3-O Me)=1.374(9) Å; r(C 4-O H)=1.361(←) Å; r(O-C Me)=1.428(←) Å; r(C dbnd6 O)=1.214(8) Å; =1.110(11) Å; r(O-H)=0.991(←) Å; ∠C 6-C 1-C 2=120.6(2)°; ∠C 1-C 2-C 3=118.8(←)°; ∠C 1-C 6-C 5=120.1(←)°; ∠C 2-C 1-C aldehyde=122.7(18)°; ∠C 1-C dbnd6 O=119.4(16)°; ∠C 4-C 3-O Me=112.2(12)°; ∠C 3-C 4-O H=119.1(←)°; ∠C 3-O-C=121.7(29)°. Those of isovanillin are as follows: =1.402(4) Å; r(C 1-C aldehyde)=1.479(←) Å; r(C 4-O Me)=1.369(9) Å; r(C 3-O H)=1.357(←) Å; r(O-C Me)=1.422(←) Å; r(C dbnd6 O)=1.221(9) Å; =1.114(14) Å; r(O-H)=0.995(←) Å; ∠C 6-C 1-C 2=120.2(3)°; ∠C 1-C 2-C 3=119.0(←)°; ∠C 1-C 6-C 5=119.9(←)°; ∠C 2-C 1-C aldehyde=124.6(25)°; ∠C 1-C dbnd6 O=121.3(24)°; ∠C 3-C 4-O Me=114.4(12)°; ∠C 4-C 3-O H=121.2(←)°; ∠C 4-O-C=123.8(26)°. Those of ethylvanillin are as follows: =1.397(6) Å; r(C 1-C aldehyde)=1.471(←) Å; r(C 3-O Et)=1.365(13) Å; r(C 4-O H)=1.352(←) Å; r(O-C Et)=1.427(←) Å; r(C-C Et)=1.494(21) Å; r(C dbnd6 O)=1.206(9) Å; =1.109(10) Å; r(O-H)=0.990(←) Å; ∠C 6-C 1-C 2=120.2(3)°;

  9. Real-space local polynomial basis for solid-state electronic-structure calculations: A finite-element approach

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    We present an approach to solid-state electronic-structure calculations based on the finite-element method. In this method, the basis functions are strictly local, piecewise polynomials. Because the basis is composed of polynomials, the method is completely general and its convergence can be controlled systematically. Because the basis functions are strictly local in real space, the method allows for variable resolution in real space; produces sparse, structured matrices, enabling the effective use of iterative solution methods; and is well suited to parallel implementation. The method thus combines the significant advantages of both real-space-grid and basis-oriented approaches and so promises to be particularly well suited for large, accurate ab initio calculations. We develop the theory of our approach in detail, discuss advantages and disadvantages, and report initial results, including electronic band structures and details of the convergence of the method. copyright 1999 The American Physical Society

  10. First-principle calculations on the structural and electronic properties of hard C{sub 11}N{sub 4}

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    Li, Dongxu, E-mail: lidongxu@hqu.edu.cn [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021 (China); Shi, Jiancheng; Lai, Mengling; Li, Rongkai [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021 (China); Yu, Dongli [State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China)

    2014-09-15

    A graphite-like C{sub 11}N{sub 4} model was built by stacking graphene and a C{sub 3}N{sub 4} triazine layer and simulated by first principle calculations, which transfers to a diamond-like structure under high pressure. The structural, mechanical, and electronic properties of both materials were calculated. The elastic constants of both materials satisfy the Born-criterion. Furthermore, no imaginary frequencies were observed in phonon calculations. The diamond-like C{sub 11}N{sub 4} is semiconducting and consists of polyhedral and hollow C–N cages. The Vickers hardness of diamond-like C{sub 11}N{sub 4} was calculated to be 58 GPa. The phase transformation from graphite-like to diamond-like C{sub 11}N{sub 4} is proposed to occur at approximately 27.2 GPa based on the pressure-dependent enthalpy.

  11. Term structure of 4d-electron configurations and calculated spectrum in Sn-isonuclear sequence

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    Theoretical calculations of term structure are carried out for the ground configurations 4dw, of atomic ions in the Sn isonuclear sequence. Atomic computations are performed to give a detailed account of the transitions in Sn+6 to Sn+13 ions. The spectrum is calculated for the most important excited configurations 4p5 4dn+1, 4dn-1 4f1, and 4dn-1 5p1 with respect to the ground configuration 4dn, with n=8-1, respectively. The importance of 4p-4d, 4d-4f, and 4d-5p transitions is stressed, as well as the need for the configuration-interaction CI treatment of the Δn=0 transitions. In the region of importance for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography around 13.4nm, the strongest lines were expected to be 4dn-4p5 4dn+1 and 4dn-4dn-1 4f1

  12. Generalized Pipek-Mezey orbital localization method for electronic structure calculations employing periodic boundary conditions

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    Jónsson, Elvar Ö; Puska, Martti; Jónsson, Hannes

    2016-01-01

    An implementation of the generalized Pipek-Mezey method [Lehtola, S.; J\\'onsson, H. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2014, 10, 642] for generating localized orbitals in periodic systems, i.e. Wannier functions, is described. The projector augmented wave (PAW) formalism for the representation of atomic core electrons is included in the implementation, which has been developed within the atomic simulation environment (ASE) software library. The implementation supports several different kinds of representations for the wave function, including real-space grids, plane waves or a linear combination of atomic orbitals. The implementation is tailored to the GPAW program but can easily be adapted to use output from various other electronic structure software packages such as ABINIT, NWChem, or VASP through interfaces in ASE. Generalized Pipek-Mezey Wannier functions (PMWF) are presented for both isolated molecules, as well as systems with periodicity in one, two and three dimensions. The method gives a set of highly localized...

  13. Bonding in elemental boron: a view from electronic structure calculations using maximally localized Wannier functions

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    Ogitsu, Tadashi; Gygi, Francois; Reed, John; Schwegler, Eric; Galli, Giulia

    2007-03-01

    Boron exhibits the most complex structure of all elemental solids, with more than 300 atoms per unit cell arranged in interconnecting icosahedra, and some crystallographic positions occupied with a probability of less than one. The precise determination of the ground state geometry of boron---the so-called β-boron structure--has been elusive and its electronic and bonding properties have been difficult to rationalize. Using lattice model Monte Carlo optimization techniques and ab-initio simulations, we have shown that a defective, quasi-ordered β solid is the most stable structure at zero as well as finite T. In the absence of partially occupied sites (POS), the perfect β-boron crystal is unstable; the presence of POS lower its internal energy below that of an ordered α-phase, not mere an entropic effect. We present a picture of the intricate and unique bonding in boron based on maximally localized Wannier (MLWF) functions, which indicates that the presence of POS provides a subtle, yet essential spatial balance between electron deficient and fully saturated bonds. This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Dept. of Energy at the University of California/ LLNL under contract no. W-7405-Eng-48.

  14. Synthesis, structure, and electronic structure calculation of a new centrosymmetric borate Pb2O[BO2(OH)] based on anion-centered OPb4 tetrahedra

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    Sun, Feng; Wang, Li; Stoumpos, Constantinos C.

    2016-08-01

    The synthesis, structure, and characterization of a new centrosymmetric borate Pb2O[BO2(OH)] based on anion-centered OPb4 tetrahedra are reported. Pb2O[BO2(OH)] crystallizes in monoclinic space group C2/m with a=12.725(7) Å, b=5.698(3) Å, c=7.344(4) Å, β=116.277(6)°. The electronic band structure and density of states of Pb2O[BO2(OH)] have been calculated via the density functional theory (DFT). Electron density difference calculation indicates that lone-pair electrons of Pb2+ cation should be stereoactive.

  15. Many-body electronic structure calculations of Eu-doped ZnO

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    Lorke, M.; Frauenheim, T.; da Rosa, A. L.

    2016-03-01

    The formation energies and electronic structure of europium-doped zinc oxide has been determined using DFT and many-body G W methods. In the absence of intrisic defects, we find that the europium-f states are located in the ZnO band gap with europium possessing a formal charge of 2+. On the other hand, the presence of intrinsic defects in ZnO allows intraband f -f transitions otherwise forbidden in atomic europium. This result corroborates with recently observed photoluminescence in the visible red region S. Geburt et al. [Nano Lett. 14, 4523 (2014), 10.1021/nl5015553].

  16. Structural, electronic, optical, elastic properties and Born effective charges of monoclinic HfO2 from first-principles calculations

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    First-principles calculations of structural, electronic, optical, elastic, mechanical properties, and Born effective charges of monoclinic HfO2 are performed with the plane-wave pseudopotential technique based on the density-functional theory. The calculated structural properties are consistent with the previous theoretical and experimental results. The electronic structure reveals that monoclinic HfO2 has an indirect band gap. The analyses of density of states and Mulliken charges show mainly covalent nature in Hf-O bonds. Optical properties, including the dielectric function, refractive index, extinction coefficient, reflectivity, absorption coefficient, loss function, and optical conductivity each as a function of photon energy are calculated and show an optical anisotropy. Moreover, the independent elastic constants, bulk modulus, shear modulus, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, compressibility, Lamé constant, sound velocity, Debye temperature, and Born effective charges of monoclinic HfO2 are obtained, which may help to understand monoclinic HfO2 for future work. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  17. Blending Determinism with Evolutionary Computing: Applications to the Calculation of the Molecular Electronic Structure of Polythiophene.

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    Sarkar, Kanchan; Sharma, Rahul; Bhattacharyya, S P

    2010-03-01

    A density matrix based soft-computing solution to the quantum mechanical problem of computing the molecular electronic structure of fairly long polythiophene (PT) chains is proposed. The soft-computing solution is based on a "random mutation hill climbing" scheme which is modified by blending it with a deterministic method based on a trial single-particle density matrix [P((0))(R)] for the guessed structural parameters (R), which is allowed to evolve under a unitary transformation generated by the Hamiltonian H(R). The Hamiltonian itself changes as the geometrical parameters (R) defining the polythiophene chain undergo mutation. The scale (λ) of the transformation is optimized by making the energy [E(λ)] stationary with respect to λ. The robustness and the performance levels of variants of the algorithm are analyzed and compared with those of other derivative free methods. The method is further tested successfully with optimization of the geometry of bipolaron-doped long PT chains. PMID:26613302

  18. A Initio Lcao Electronic Structure Calculations of Layered Transition Metal Compounds.

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    Dawson, William G.

    1987-09-01

    Available from UMI in association with The British Library. In this work the electronic structure of three systems of layered transition metal compounds are examined using an ab initio tight binding (LCAO) method using the Xalpha exchange/correlation approximation: group VI ditellurides, group IV trichalcogenides and quaternary copper oxide defect-perovskites. A chemical pseudopotential argument is presented in order to justify the use of a small basis set of atomic orbitals. The group VI transition metal compounds MoTe_2 and WTe _2 show strong metal-metal interactions and MoTe_2 undergoes an unusual phase transition with the lattice parameter perpendicular to the layers decreasing with increasing temperature. The group IV transition metal trichalcogenides provide a useful series for study due to their quasi-1-dimensional character and the occurrence of two closely related structural variants. The atypical compound ZrTe_3 is given special attention because of its apparent semimetallic nature. The final group of compounds studied are the high Tc superconducting ceramics Ba-La-Cu-O and Ba-Y-Cu-O. The technological importance of compounds with zero resistance and showing the Meissner effect (expelling magnetic fields) above liquid nitrogen temperatures and the, as yet, undefined nature of the mechanism of superconductivity stresses the need to carefully examine the electronic structure of these materials. The role of oxygen vacancies, the charge state of the copper ions and the possibility of structural phase transitions are some of the topics considered here. The use of an atomic-orbital basis allows a comparatively straightforward description of the chemical bonding in a crystal--especially useful when the unit cell contains a large number of atoms.

  19. First-principles calculations on the structure and electronic properties of boron doping zigzag single-walled carbon nanotubes

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    Calculations have been made for single-walled zigzag(n,0) carbon nanotubes containing substitutional boron impurity atoms using ab initio density functional theory.It is found that the formation energies of these nanotubes depend on the tube diameter,as do the electronic properties,and show periodic fea-ture that results from their different π bonding structures compared to those of perfect zigzag carbon nanotubes.When more boron atoms are incorporated into a single-walled zigzag carbon nanotube,the substitutional boron atoms tend to come together to form structure of BC3 nanodomains,and B-doped tubes have striking acceptor states above the top of the valence bands.For the structure of BC3,there are two kinds of configurations with different electronic structures.

  20. Electronic structure of fcc Th: spin- orbit calculation with 6p.sub.1/2./sub. local orbital extension

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    Kuneš, Jan; Novák, Pavel; Schmid, R.; Blaha, P.; Schwarz, K.

    2001-01-01

    Roč. 64, - (2001), s. 153102-1-153102-3. ISSN 0163-1829 Grant ostatní: CZ-AT(XX) project No.KONTAKT 1999/21 Institutional research plan: CEZ:A02/98:Z1-010-914 Keywords : actinide compounds * ab initio electronic structure calculations Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 3.070, year: 2001

  1. Mn-doped Ga(As,P) and (Al,Ga)As ferromagnetic semiconductors: electronic structure calculations

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    Mašek, Jan; Kudrnovský, Josef; Máca, František; Sinova, J.; MacDonald, A. H.; Champion, R.P.; Gallagher, B. L.; Jungwirth, Tomáš

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 75, č. 4 (2007), 045202/1-045202/6. ISSN 1098-0121 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/05/0575; GA ČR GA202/04/0583 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521; CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : ferromagnetic semiconductors * electronic structure calculations Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 3.172, year: 2007

  2. Ab initio calculations of the electronic structure of the low-lying states for the ultracold LiYb molecule

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    Tohme, Samir N.; Korek, Mahmoud, E-mail: mahmoud.korek@bau.edu.lb, E-mail: fkorek@yahoo.com; Awad, Ramadan [Faculty of Science, Beirut Arab University, P.O. Box 11-5020 Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2809 (Lebanon)

    2015-03-21

    Ab initio techniques have been applied to investigate the electronic structure of the LiYb molecule. The potential energy curves have been computed in the Born–Oppenheimer approximation for the ground and 29 low-lying doublet and quartet excited electronic states. Complete active space self-consistent field, multi-reference configuration interaction, and Rayleigh Schrödinger perturbation theory to second order calculations have been utilized to investigate these states. The spectroscopic constants, ω{sub e}, R{sub e}, B{sub e}, …, and the static dipole moment, μ, have been investigated by using the two different techniques of calculation with five different types of basis. The eigenvalues, E{sub v}, the rotational constant, B{sub v}, the centrifugal distortion constant, D{sub v}, and the abscissas of the turning points, R{sub min} and R{sub max}, have been calculated by using the canonical functions approach. The comparison between the values of the present work, calculated by different techniques, and those available in the literature for several electronic states shows a very good agreement. Twenty-one new electronic states have been studied here for the first time.

  3. Ab initio calculations of the electronic structure of the low-lying states for the ultracold LiYb molecule

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    Tohme, Samir N.; Korek, Mahmoud; Awad, Ramadan

    2015-03-01

    Ab initio techniques have been applied to investigate the electronic structure of the LiYb molecule. The potential energy curves have been computed in the Born-Oppenheimer approximation for the ground and 29 low-lying doublet and quartet excited electronic states. Complete active space self-consistent field, multi-reference configuration interaction, and Rayleigh Schrödinger perturbation theory to second order calculations have been utilized to investigate these states. The spectroscopic constants, ωe, Re, Be, …, and the static dipole moment, μ, have been investigated by using the two different techniques of calculation with five different types of basis. The eigenvalues, Ev, the rotational constant, Bv, the centrifugal distortion constant, Dv, and the abscissas of the turning points, Rmin and Rmax, have been calculated by using the canonical functions approach. The comparison between the values of the present work, calculated by different techniques, and those available in the literature for several electronic states shows a very good agreement. Twenty-one new electronic states have been studied here for the first time.

  4. Prediction of new stable structure, promising electronic and thermodynamic properties of MoS3: Ab initio calculations

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    Pan, Yong; Guan, Weiming

    2016-09-01

    MoS3 has attracted considerable attention as potential hydrogen storage material due to the interaction between the hydrogen and unsaturated sulfur atoms. However, its structure and physical properties are unknown. By means of first-principles approach and Inorganic crystal structure Database (ISCD), we systematically investigated the structure, relevant physical and thermodynamic properties of MoS3. Phonon dispersion, electronic structure, band structure and heat capacity are calculated in detail. We predicted the orthorhombic B2ab (SrS3-type) and tetragonal P-421m (BaS3-type) structures of MoS3, which prefers to form the SrS3-type (Space group: B2ab, No.41) structure at the ground state. High pressure results in structural transition from SrS3-type structure to BaS3-type structure. This sulfide exhibits a degree of metallic behavior. The calculated heat capacity of MoS3 with SrS3-type structure is about of 39 J/(mol·K).

  5. Electronic structure calculations for PrFe4P12 filled skutterudite using Extended Huckel tight-binding method

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    Galvan, D H

    2003-01-01

    To get insight into the electronic properties of PrFe4P12 skutterudite, band electronic structure calculations, Total and Projected Density of States, Crystal Orbital Overlap Population and Mulliken Population Analysis were performed. The energy bands yield a semi metallic behavior with a direct gap (at gamma) of 0.02 eV. Total and Projected Density of States provided information of the contribution from each orbital of each atom to the total Density of States. Moreover, the bonding strength between some atoms within the unit cell was obtained. Mulliken Population analysis suggests ionic behavior for this compound.

  6. Electronic structure calculations with GPAW: a real-space implementation of the projector augmented-wave method

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    Enkovaara, J.; Rostgaard, Carsten; Mortensen, Jens Jørgen;

    2010-01-01

    Electronic structure calculations have become an indispensable tool in many areas of materials science and quantum chemistry. Even though the Kohn-Sham formulation of the density-functional theory (DFT) simplifies the many-body problem significantly, one is still confronted with several numerical...... challenges. In this article we present the projector augmented-wave (PAW) method as implemented in the GPAW program package (https://wiki.fysik.dtu.dk/gpaw) using a uniform real-space grid representation of the electronic wavefunctions. Compared to more traditional plane wave or localized basis set...

  7. Electronic Structure of Organic/Inorganic Interfaces: Insights from First Principles Calculations

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    Segev, Lior

    Electronic devices based on molecules draw a lot of attention in both scientific and industrial activities. Molecules in electronic devices can serve as the heart of the device, featuring versatile physical properties i.e. electronical, optical, magnetic, etc. Molecules can also function as an assist mechanism in which the electronic properties of the underlying material are modified in a predictable fashion according to the molecular monolayer properties. But, the route to applications in both these directions lies in answering fundamental questions related to band offsets between two materials, full electronic structure determination of molecule and substrates, work function modifications, etc. To tackle these questions, we chose to study the interface formed by an alkyl monolayer adsorbed on a Si substrate by utilizing two ab initio methods. First, the density functional theory (DFT) utilizing the local density or the B3LYP approximations for the exchange-correlation potential and, second, the many-body perturbation theory based on the GW approximation. We adapted a "divide and conquer" approach to our system by simulating the infinite counterpart, polyethylene, of our finite alkyl chain to test how the band gap of the two molecules changes when moving from an infinite 1D molecule to a finite length molecule. We find excellent agreement between our GW simulation results for polyethylene and experimental results for the bandstructure, ionization potential and band gap values. From DFT simulations, we analyze the ultra-violet photoelectron spectra (UPS) of odd and even number of carbons alkyl chains and identify the origin of their differences in spectral signature. GW simulations of the full alkyl monolayer/Si(111) system reveal that the projected density of states (DOS) of the upper alkyl chain have an excellent agreement to experimental UPS and inverse-photoemission spectra results. Based on this correspondence, we find the band alignment between the alkyl

  8. First-principles calculations of structural, elastic and electronic properties of Li2B12H12

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    Highlights: • The fundamental structural parameters and density of states of Li2B12H12 are calculated. • Elastic constants are obtained by the strain energy–strain curves method. • Polycrystalline elastic moduli, Debye temperature and the average elastic wave velocity are determined. • The mechanical stability and elastic anisotropy are analyzed. - Abstract: We investigate the structural, elastic and electronic properties of Li2B12H12 using the first-principles method. Our calculations show that the lowest energy structure of Li2B12H12 is monoclinic C2/m type. We take the monoclinic C2/m Li2B12H12 as a representative to carry out the corresponding theoretical studies. The independent elastic constants are successfully obtained from the strain energy–strain curve calculations. The Shear and Young‘s moduli, as well as Poisson‘s ratio for ideal polycrystalline Li2B12H12 are calculated. The shear anisotropic factors and elastic anisotropy of Li2B12H12 are analyzed. The Debye temperature and the average elastic wave velocity are derived from theoretical elastic constants. According to the obtained results, the monoclinic C2/m Li2B12H12 is found to be mechanically stable and brittle at zero temperature and zero pressure. Furthermore, the density of states and electron charge density distributions are studied. The insulator Li2B12H12 is a technologically interesting indirect hydrogen storage material for further studies

  9. Electronic structure and thermal decomposition of 5-methyltetrazole studied by UV photoelectron spectroscopy and theoretical calculations

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    Graphical abstract: UV photoelectron spectrum of the gas-phase thermal decomposition of 5-methyltetrazole (5MTZ), obtained at 195 °C, mechanism and potential energy diagram underlying the thermal dissociation of 5MTZ. Highlights: ► Gas-phase 5-methyltetrazole exists mainly as the 2H-tautomer. ► Thermal decomposition of 5MTZ gives N2, CH3CN and HCN, at 250 °C. ► HCN is formed from secondary reactions. - Abstract: The electronic properties and thermal decomposition of 5-methyltetrazole (5MTZ) are investigated using UV photoelectron spectroscopy (UVPES) and theoretical calculations. Simulated spectra of both 1H- and 2H-5MTZ, based on electron propagator methods, are produced in order to study the relative tautomer population. The thermal decomposition results are rationalized in terms of G2(MP2) results. 5MTZ yields a HOMO ionization energy of 10.82 ± 0.04 eV and the gas-phase 5MTZ assumes predominantly the 2H-form. Its gas-phase thermal decomposition starts at ca. 195 °C and leads to the formation of N2,CH3CN and HCN. N2 is formed from two competing routes, involving 150.2 and 126.2 kJ/mol energy barriers, from 2H- and 1H-5MTZ, respectively. CH3CN is formed also from two competing pathways, requiring activation energies of 218.3 (2H-5MTZ) and 198.6 kJ/mol (1H-5MTZ). Conclusions are also drawn in order to explain the formation of HCN from secondary reactions in the thermal decomposition process.

  10. First-Principles Calculations of Structures and Electronic Properties of Solid Pentaerythritol under Pressure

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    LU Lai-Yu; WEI Dong-Qing; CHEN Xiang-Rong; JI Guang-Fu

    2008-01-01

    Structures and electronic properties of the pentaerythritol (PE) crystal under volume compression up to 0.85Vo are studied by E - V fitting method using density functional theory (DFT). The compression dependences of the cell volumes, lattice constants, and molecular geometries of solid PE are presented and discussed. It is found that the solid PE presents anisotropy along a- and c-axes, and the c axis is the most compressible. Decreasing anisotropy ratio (c/a) with elevating compression suggests an enhancement of the vdW interaction with increasing compression. The C-C and C-H bonds are significantly reduced under compression, which may be related to the sensitivity. The solid PE has indirect band gap (X - C) in the range of the researched compression and the band gap is decreased with compression.

  11. First-Principles Calculations of Structural, Electronic and Optical Properties of CaTiO3 Crystal

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    Medeiros, Subênia; Silva, Jusciane; Albuquerque, Eudenilson; Freire, Valder

    2013-03-01

    The structural, electronic, vibrational, and optical properties of perovskite CaTiO3 in the cubic, orthorhombic, and tetragonal phase are calculated in the framework of density functional theory (DFT) with different exchange-correlation potentials by CASTEP package. The calculated band structure shows an indirect band gap of 1.88 eV at the Γ-R points in the Brillouin zone to the cubic structure, a direct band gap of 2.41 eV at the Γ - Γ points to the orthorhombic structure, and an indirect band gap of 2.31 eV at the M' Γ points to the tetragonal phase. I have concluded that the bonding between Ca and TiO2 is mainly ionic and that the TiO2 entities bond covalently. Unlike some perovskites the CaTiO3 does not exhibit a ferroelectric phase transition down to 4.2 K. It is still known that the CaTiO3 has a static dielectric constant that extrapolates to a value greater than 300 at zero temperature. Our calculated lattice parameters, elastic constants, optical properties, and vibrational frequencies are found to be in good agreement with the available theoretical and experimental values. The results for the effective mass in the electron and hole carriers are also presented in this work.

  12. The structural, elastic, and electronic properties of ZrxNb1−xC alloys from first principle calculations

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    The structural, elastic, electronic, and thermodynamic properties of ZrxNb1−xC alloys are investigated using the first principles method based on the density functional theory. The results show that the structural properties of ZrxNb1−xC alloys vary continuously with the increase of Zr composition. The alloy possesses both the highest shear modulus (215 GPa) and a higher bulk modulus (294 GPa), with a Zr composition of 0.21. Meanwhile, the Zr0.21 Nb0.79C alloy shows metallic conductivity based on the analysis of the density of states. In addition, the thermodynamic stability of the designed alloys is estimated using the calculated enthalpy of mixing. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  13. Electronic structure and metallization of cubic GdH3 under pressure: Ab initio many-body GW calculations

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    Kong, Bo; Zhang, Yachao

    2016-07-01

    The electronic structures of the cubic GdH3 are extensively investigated using the ab initio many-body GW calculations treating the Gd 4f electrons either in the core (4f-core) or in the valence states (4f-val). Different degrees of quasiparticle (QP) self-consistent calculations with the different starting points are used to correct the failures of the GGA/GGA + U/HSE03 calculations. In the 4f-core case, GGA + G0W0 calculations give a fundamental band gap of 1.72 eV, while GGA+ GW0 or GGA + GW calculations present a larger band gap. In the 4f-val case, the nonlocal exchange-correlation (xc) functional HSE03 can account much better for the strong localization of the 4f states than the semilocal or Hubbard U corrected xc functional in the Kohn-Sham equation. We show that the fundamental gap of the antiferromagnetic (AFM) or ferromagnetic (FM) GdH3 can be opened up by solving the QP equation with improved starting point of eigenvalues and wave functions given by HSE03. The HSE03 + G0W0 calculations present a fundamental band gap of 2.73 eV in the AFM configuration, and the results of the corresponding GW0 and GW calculations are 2.89 and 3.03 eV, respectively. In general, for the cubic structure, the fundamental gap from G0W0 calculations in the 4f-core case is the closest to the real result. By G0W0 calculations in the 4f-core case, we find that H or Gd defects can strongly affect the band structure, especially the H defects. We explain the mechanism in terms of the possible electron correlation on the hydrogen site. Under compression, the insulator-to-metal transition in the cubic GdH3 occurs around 40 GPa, which might be a satisfied prediction.

  14. Structural, electronic, and optical properties of ZnO1−xSex alloys using first-principles calculations

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    The structural, electronic, and optical properties of binary ZnO, ZnSe compounds, and their ternary ZnO1−xSex alloys are computed using the accurate full potential linearized augmented plane wave plus local orbital (FP-LAPW + lo) method in the rocksalt (B1) and zincblende (B3) crystallographic phases. The electronic band structures, fundamental energy band gaps, and densities of states for ZnO1−xSex are evaluated in the range 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 using Wu—Cohen (WC) generalized gradient approximation (GGA) for the exchange—correlation potential. Our calculated results of lattice parameters and bulk modulus reveal a nonlinear variation for pseudo-binary and their ternary alloys in both phases and show a considerable deviation from Vegard's law. It is observed that the predicted lattice parameter and bulk modulus are in good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data. We establish that the composition dependence of band gap is semi-metallic in B1 phase, while a direct band gap is observed in B3 phase. The calculated density of states is described by taking into account the contribution of Zn 3d, O 2p, and Se 4s, and the optical properties are studied in terms of dielectric functions, refractive index, reflectivity, and energy loss function for the B3 phase and are compared with the available experimental data. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  15. Extending the Newns-Anderson model to molecules with floppy degrees of freedom. Validation by electronic structure calculations

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    Baldea, Ioan

    2012-01-01

    In cases where reorganization is important, present theoretical studies of molecular transport have inherently to resort to models. The Newns-Anderson model is ubiquitous for this purpose but, to author's knowledge, attempts to validate/challenge this model by microscopic calculations are missing in the literature. In this work, results of electronic structure calculations are presented, which demonstrate that the conventional Newns-Anderson model fails to describe redox-active tunneling junctions of recent experimental interest. For the case considered, the ($4, 4^\\prime$)-bipyridine molecule, the failure traces back to the floppy degree of freedom represented by the relative rotation of the two pyridine rings. Expressions that generalize the Newns-Anderson model are deduced, which include significant anharmonicities. These expressions can be straightforwardly utilized as input information in calculations of the partially coherent transport.

  16. Electronic structure of ScN and YN:density-functional theory LDA and GW approximation calculations

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    Lü Tie-Yu; Huang Mei-Chun

    2007-01-01

    The desirable physical properties of hardness, high temperature stability, and conductivity make the early transition metal nitrides important materials for various technological applications. To learn more about the nature of these materials, the local-density approximation(LDA) and GW approximation i.e. combination of the Green function G and the screened Coulomb interaction W, have been performed. This paper investigates the bulk electronic and physical properties of early transition metal mononitrides, ScN and YN in the rocksalt structure. In this paper, the semicore electrons are regarded as valance electrons. ScN appears to be a semimetal, and YN is semiconductor with band gap of0.142 eV within the LDA, but are in fact semiconductors with indirect band gaps of 1.244 and 0.544 eV respectively, as revealed by calculations performed using GW approximation.

  17. Atomic and electronic structure of hydrogen on ZnO (1bar 100) surface: ab initio hybrid calculations

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    Usseinov, A. B.; Kotomin, E. A.; Zhukovskii, Yu F.; Purans, J.; Sorokin, A. V.; Akilbekov, A. T.

    2013-12-01

    Hydrogen atoms unavoidably incorporated into ZnO during growth of bulk samples and thin films considerably affect their electrical conductivity. The results of first principles hybrid LCAO calculations are discussed for hydrogen atoms in the bulk and on the non-polar ZnO (1bar 100) surface. The incorporation energy, the atomic relaxation, the electronic density redistribution and the electronic structure modifications are compared for the surface adsorption and bulk interstitial H positions. It is shown that hydrogen has a strong binding with the surface O ions (2.7 eV) whereas its incorporation into bulk is energetically unfavorable. Surface hydrogen atoms are very shallow donors, thus, contributing to the electronic conductivity.

  18. Quantum mechanical first principles calculations of the electronic and magnetic structure of Fe-bearing rock-forming silicates

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    The focus of this thesis is the study of the electronic and magnetic structure of three representatives of the main Fe-bearing rock-forming silicates: Fe2+2Si2O6, almandine Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3 and andradite Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3. For this purpose the quantum mechanical first principles electronic structure calculations are performed by the most efficient DFT method in the local spin-density approximation for calculating spectroscopic data: the spin-polarized self consistent charge X[alpha] method. These minerals have attracted significant attention due to their abundance in the Earth's crust and mantle, and because crystallised silicates are main components of cosmic dust which is the most abundant raw material in the Universe. The specific feature and strength of these investigations consist in the theoretical characterization of these complex systems based on experimental results. This means that, on one hand, experimental spectroscopic and crystallographic data are being used to judge the reliability of the calculations, whereas, on the other hand, experimental data are interpreted and explained by the theoretical results. This work is divided into seven main parts. Chapter 1 is the introduction to the thesis. Chapter 2 describes the theoretical bases, ideas, approximations and advantages of the SCC- X[alpha] method and basics of the art of cluster construction. Chapter 3 considers physical bases of absorption and Moessbauer spectroscopy, crystal field theory, evaluation of the main spectroscopic values within the frames of the SCC- X[alpha] method and magnetic interaction between atoms. In addition, tetragonally, trigonally and angularly distorted octahedral sites with various degrees of the distortions are calculated and analyzed. The electronic and magnetic structures of orthoferrosilite, almandine and andradite are described in Chapters 4, 5 and 6, respectively. In the case of orthoferrosilite the magnetic interactions between the iron spins within the ribbons and

  19. Electron and proton absorption calculations for a graphite/epoxy composite model. [large space structures

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    Long, E. R., Jr.

    1979-01-01

    The Bethe-Bloch stopping power relations for inelastic collisions were used to determine the absorption of electron and proton energy in cured neat epoxy resin and the absorption of electron energy in a graphite/epoxy composite. Absorption of electron energy due to bremsstrahlung was determined. Electron energies from 0.2 to 4.0 MeV and proton energies from 0.3 to 1.75 MeV were used. Monoenergetic electron energy absorption profiles for models of pure graphite, cured neat epoxy resin, and graphite/epoxy composites are reported. A relation is determined for depth of uniform energy absorption in a composite as a function of fiber volume fraction and initial electron energy. Monoenergetic proton energy absorption profiles are reported for the neat resin model. A relation for total proton penetration in the epoxy resin as a function of initial proton energy is determined. Electron energy absorption in the composite due to bremsstrahlung is reported. Electron and proton energy absorption profiles in cured neat epoxy resin are reported for environments approximating geosynchronous earth orbit.

  20. First-Principles Band Calculations on Electronic Structures of Ag-Doped Rutile and Anatase TiO2

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    HOU Xing-Gang; LIU An-Dong; HUANG Mei-Dong; LIAO Bin; WU Xiao-Ling

    2009-01-01

    The electronic structures of Ag-doped rutile and anatase TiO2 are studied by first-principles band calculations based on density funetionai theory with the full-potentiai linearized-augraented-plane-wave method.New occupied bands ore found between the band gaps of both Ag-doped rutile and anatase TiO2.The formation of these new bands Capri be explained mainly by their orbitals of Ag 4d states mixed with Ti 3d states and are supposed to contribute to their visible light absorption.

  1. First-principles calculations of vacancy effects on structural and electronic properties of TiCx and TiNx

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    First-principles calculations have been used to study the effect of vacancies on the structural and electronic properties in substoichiometric TiCx and TiNx. The effect of vacancies on equilibrium volumes, bulk moduli, electronic band structures and density of states of the substoichiometric phases was studied using a full-potential linear augmented plane-wave method. A model structure of eight-atom supercells with ordered vacancies within the carbon and nitrogen sublattices is used. We find that the lattice parameters of the studied stoichiometries in both TiCx and TiNx are smaller than that of ideal stoichiometric TiC and TiN. Our results for the variation of the lattice parameters and the bulk moduli for TiCx are found to be in good agreement with experiment. The variation of the energy gaps with the atomic concentration ratio shows that these compounds present the same trends. Results for TiCx are compared to a recent full-potential calculation with relaxed 16-atom supercells

  2. First-principles calculations of the structural, electronic, optical and thermal properties of the BNxAs1-x alloys

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    Hamioud, L.; Boumaza, A.; Touam, S.; Meradji, H.; Ghemid, S.; El Haj Hassan, F.; Khenata, R.; Omran, S. Bin

    2016-06-01

    The present paper aims to study the structural, electronic, optical and thermal properties of the boron nitride (BN) and BAs bulk materials as well as the BNxAs1-x ternary alloys by employing the full-potential-linearised augmented plane wave method within the density functional theory. The structural properties are determined using the Wu-Cohen generalised gradient approximation that is based on the optimisation of the total energy. For band structure calculations, both the Wu-Cohen generalised gradient approximation and the modified Becke-Johnson of the exchange-correlation energy and potential, respectively, are used. We investigated the effect of composition on the lattice constants, bulk modulus and band gap. Deviations of the lattice constants and the bulk modulus from the Vegard's law and the linear concentration dependence, respectively, were observed for the alloys where this result allows us to explain some specific behaviours in the electronic properties of the alloys. For the optical properties, the calculated refractive indices and the optical dielectric constants were found to vary nonlinearly with the N composition. Finally, the thermal effect on some of the macroscopic properties was predicted using the quasi-harmonic Debye model in which the lattice vibrations are taken into account.

  3. Acceleration Schemes for Ab-Initio Molecular Dynamics and Electronic Structure Calculations

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    Tassone, Francesco; Mauri, Francesco; Car, Roberto

    1994-01-01

    We study the convergence and the stability of fictitious dynamical methods for electrons. First, we show that a particular damped second-order dynamics has a much faster rate of convergence to the ground-state than first-order steepest descent algorithms while retaining their numerical cost per time step. Our damped dynamics has efficiency comparable to that of conjugate gradient methods in typical electronic minimization problems. Then, we analyse the factors that limit the size of the integ...

  4. Electronic structure of quasi-one-dimensional superconductor K2Cr3As3 from first-principles calculations.

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    Jiang, Hao; Cao, Guanghan; Cao, Chao

    2015-01-01

    The electronic structure of quasi-one-dimensional superconductor K2Cr3As3 is studied through systematic first-principles calculations. The ground state of K2Cr3As3 is paramagnetic. Close to the Fermi level, the Cr-3dz(2), dxy, and d(x(2)-y(2)) orbitals dominate the electronic states, and three bands cross EF to form one 3D Fermi surface sheet and two quasi-1D sheets. The electronic DOS at EF is less than 1/3 of the experimental value, indicating a large electron renormalization factor around EF. Despite of the relatively small atomic numbers, the antisymmetric spin-orbit coupling splitting is sizable (≈60 meV) on the 3D Fermi surface sheet as well as on one of the quasi-1D sheets. Finally, the imaginary part of bare electron susceptibility shows large peaks at Γ, suggesting the presence of large ferromagnetic spin fluctuation in the compound. PMID:26525099

  5. Electronic structure calculations of positron lifetimes in nuclear materials: SiC and UO2

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    We present first-principles calculations of positron lifetimes of vacancy-type defects in two nuclear materials: SiC and UO2. We use a self-consistent positron lifetime calculation scheme based on the two-component density functional theory (DFT). Full defect relaxation due to both the creation of the vacancy and the presence of the positron was taken into account. Our results for SiC differ strongly from those published in literature up to now [G. Brauer et al. Phys. Rev. B 54, 2512 (1996)]. This is mostly due to the effect of the relaxation, that was not taken into account before. We also present the first calculated positron lifetimes obtained for UO2 in the DFT+U approach. Results are compared with experimental data. (authors)

  6. Lattice structures and electronic properties of MO/MoSe2 interface from first-principles calculations

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    Zhang, Yu; Tang, Fu-Ling; Xue, Hong-Tao; Lu, Wen-Jiang; Liu, Jiang-Fei; Huang, Min

    2015-02-01

    Using first-principles plane-wave calculations within density functional theory, we theoretically studied the atomic structure, bonding energy and electronic properties of the perfect Mo (110)/MoSe2 (100) interface with a lattice mismatch less than 4.2%. Compared with the perfect structure, the interface is somewhat relaxed, and its atomic positions and bond lengths change slightly. The calculated interface bonding energy is about -1.2 J/m2, indicating that this interface is very stable. The MoSe2 layer on the interface has some interface states near the Fermi level, the interface states are mainly caused by Mo 4d orbitals, while the Se atom almost have no contribution. On the interface, Mo-5s and Se-4p orbitals hybridize at about -6.5 to -5.0 eV, and Mo-4d and Se-4p orbitals hybridize at about -5.0 to -1.0 eV. These hybridizations greatly improve the bonding ability of Mo and Se atom in the interface. By Bader charge analysis, we find electron redistribution near the interface which promotes the bonding of the Mo and MoSe2 layer.

  7. Structural, electronic, and optical properties of ZnO1-xSex alloys using first-principles calculations

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    Muhammad Rashid; Fayyaz Hussain; Muhammad Imran; S A Ahmad; N A Noor; M U Sohaib; S M Alay-e-Abbas

    2013-01-01

    The structural,electronic,and optical properties of binary ZnO,ZnSe compounds,and their ternary ZnO1-xSex alloys are computed using the accurate full potential linearized augmented plane wave plus local orbital (FP-LAPW + lo) method in the rocksalt (B 1) and zincblende (B3) crystallographic phases.The electronic band structures,fundamental energy band gaps,and densities of states for ZnO1 xSex are evaluated in the range 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 using Wu-Cohen (WC) generalized gradient approximation (GGA) for the exchange-correlation potential.Our calculated results of lattice parameters and bulk modulus reveal a nonlinear variation for pseudo-binary and their ternary alloys in both phases and show a considerable deviation from Vegard's law.It is observed that the predicted lattice parameter and bulk modulus are in good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data.We establish that the composition dependence of band gap is semi-metallic in B1 phase,while a direct band gap is observed in B3 phase.The calculated density of states is described by taking into account the contribution of Zn 3d,O 2p,and Se 4s,and the optical properties are studied in terms of dielectric functions,refractive index,reflectivity,and energy loss function for the B3 phase and are compared with the available experimental data.

  8. Structural stability, electronic, mechanical and thermodynamical properties of CaNi2P2 and CaNi2Sb2 compounds by band structure calculation

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    Harish, R. Sugan; Jayalakshmi, D. S.; Viswanathan, E.; Sundareswari, M.

    2016-05-01

    The mechanical, electronic, thermodynamic properties and structural stability of tetragonal structured CaNi2P2 and CaNi2Sb2 intermetallic compounds has been studied using the FP-LAPW method based on density functional theory. The PBE-GGA exchange correlation has been applied. Using the computed elastic constants, various elastic moduli such as bulk, shear, Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio and anisotropy constant are calculated and discussed. Stability of the compounds is confirmed by using their elastic constants. Pugh’s ratio is calculated to analyze the mechanical nature of the compound.

  9. The potential, limitations, and challenges of divide and conquer quantum electronic structure calculations on energetic materials.

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    Tucker, Jon R.; Magyar, Rudolph J.

    2012-02-01

    High explosives are an important class of energetic materials used in many weapons applications. Even with modern computers, the simulation of the dynamic chemical reactions and energy release is exceedingly challenging. While the scale of the detonation process may be macroscopic, the dynamic bond breaking responsible for the explosive release of energy is fundamentally quantum mechanical. Thus, any method that does not adequately describe bonding is destined to lack predictive capability on some level. Performing quantum mechanics calculations on systems with more than dozens of atoms is a gargantuan task, and severe approximation schemes must be employed in practical calculations. We have developed and tested a divide and conquer (DnC) scheme to obtain total energies, forces, and harmonic frequencies within semi-empirical quantum mechanics. The method is intended as an approximate but faster solution to the full problem and is possible due to the sparsity of the density matrix in many applications. The resulting total energy calculation scales linearly as the number of subsystems, and the method provides a path-forward to quantum mechanical simulations of millions of atoms.

  10. The energetic, electronic and magnetic structures of Fe2−xCoxVSn alloys: Ab-initio calculations

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    Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations of a series of the nonstoichiometric Fe2−xCoxVSn full Heusler alloy were carried out utilizing the full potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method to investigate the electronic, energetic, and magnetic structures of the above systems. Unlike many concentration curves, increasing the cobalt concentration had a crucial effect on the spin polarization as it flattened at 100% at x=1.50, 1.75, and 2.00 where the half- metallic behavior was located with negative formation energy. Moreover, the total magnetic moment of the host material is found to increase with increasing Co concentration. Finally, the half metallic compounds found in some structures of this series might be useful in spintronic devices

  11. First-principles calculations of graphene nanoribbons in gaseous environments: Structural and electronic properties

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    Vanin, Marco; Gath, Jesper; Thygesen, Kristian Sommer;

    2010-01-01

    The stability of graphene nanoribbons in the presence of typical atmospheric molecules is systematically investigated by means of density-functional theory. We calculate the edge formation free energy of five different edge configurations passivated by H, H-2, O, O-2, N-2, CO, CO2, and H2O......, respectively. In addition to the well known hydrogen passivated armchair and zigzag edges, we find the edges saturated by oxygen atoms to be particularly stable under atmospheric conditions. Saturation of the zigzag edge by oxygen leads to the formation of metallic states strictly localized on the oxygen atoms...

  12. First principles total energy calculations of the structural and electronic properties of ScxGa1-xN

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    Using first principles total energy calculations within the the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method, we have investigated the structural and electronic properties of ScxGa1-xN, with Sc concentrations varying from 0% up to 100%. In particular we have studied the relative stability of several configurations of ScxGa1-xN in wurtzite-like structures (the ground state configuration of GaN), or in rocksalt-like structures (the ground state configuration of ScN). It is found that for Sc concentrations less than ∼65%, the favored structure is a wurtzite-like one, while for Sc concentrations greater than ∼65%, the favored structure is a NaCl-like structure. It is also found that for the wurtzite-like crystals, the fundamental gap is large and direct. For the rocksalt crystals the fundamental gap is small and indirect, but with an additional larger direct gap. In agreement with the experiments of Little and Kordesch [Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2891 (2001)] we found a decrease of the band gap with the increase of the Sc concentration. (Abstract Copyright [2003], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  13. Quantum chemical calculations of bond dissociation energies for COOH scission and electronic structure in some acids

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    Zeng Hui; Zhao Jun; Xiao Xun

    2013-01-01

    Quantum chemical calculations are performed to investigate the equilibrium C-COOH bond distances and the bond dissociation energies (BDEs) for 15 acids.These compounds are studied by utilizing the hybrid density functional theory (DFT) (B3LYP,B3PW91,B3P86,PBE1PBE) and the complete basis set (CBS-Q) method in conjunction with the 6-31 lG** basis as DFT methods have been found to have low basis sets sensitivity for small and medium molecules in our previous work.Comparisons between the computational results and the experimental values reveal that CBS-Q method,which can produce reasonable BDEs for some systems in our previous work,seems unable to predict accurate BDEs here.However,the B3P86 calculated results accord very well with the experimental values,within an average absolute error of 2.3 kcal/mol.Thus,B3P86 method is suitable for computing the reliable BDEs of C-COOH bond for carboxylic acid compounds.In addition,the energy gaps between the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) of studied compounds are estimated,based on which the relative thermal stabilities of the studied acids are also discussed.

  14. Quantum chemical calculations of bond dissociation energies for COOH scission and electronic structure in some acids

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    Quantum chemical calculations are performed to investigate the equilibrium C—COOH bond distances and the bond dissociation energies (BDEs) for 15 acids. These compounds are studied by utilizing the hybrid density functional theory (DFT) (B3LYP, B3PW91, B3P86, PBE1PBE) and the complete basis set (CBS—Q) method in conjunction with the 6-311G** basis as DFT methods have been found to have low basis sets sensitivity for small and medium molecules in our previous work. Comparisons between the computational results and the experimental values reveal that CBS—Q method, which can produce reasonable BDEs for some systems in our previous work, seems unable to predict accurate BDEs here. However, the B3P86 calculated results accord very well with the experimental values, within an average absolute error of 2.3 kcal/mol. Thus, B3P86 method is suitable for computing the reliable BDEs of C—COOH bond for carboxylic acid compounds. In addition, the energy gaps between the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) of studied compounds are estimated, based on which the relative thermal stabilities of the studied acids are also discussed. (atomic and molecular physics)

  15. Electron momentum density and band structure calculations of {alpha}- and {beta}-GeTe

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    Vadkhiya, Laxman [Department of Physics, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur 313001, Rajasthan (India); Arora, Gunjan [Department of Physics, Techno India NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur 313002, Rajasthan (India); Rathor, Ashish [Department of Physics, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur 313001, Rajasthan (India); Ahuja, B.L., E-mail: blahuja@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur 313001, Rajasthan (India)

    2011-12-15

    We have measured isotropic experimental Compton profile of {alpha}-GeTe by employing high energy (662 keV) {gamma}-radiation from a {sup 137}Cs isotope. To compare our experiment, we have also computed energy bands, density of states, electron momentum densities and Compton profiles of {alpha}- and {beta}-phases of GeTe using the linear combination of atomic orbitals method. The electron momentum density is found to play a major role in understanding the topology of bands in the vicinity of the Fermi level. It is seen that the density functional theory (DFT) with generalised gradient approximation is relatively in better agreement with the experiment than the local density approximation and hybrid Hartree-Fock/DFT. - Highlights: > Compton profile of {alpha}-GeTe using a 20 Ci {sup 137}Cs Compton spectrometer. > Compared experimental Compton data with density functional theory. > Reported energy bands and density of states of {alpha}- and {beta}-GeTe. > EVED profiles analysed to check the covalent character.

  16. First-principle electronic structure calculations for magnetic moment in iron-based superconductors: An LSDA + negative U study

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    Nakamura, H.; Hayashi, N.; Nakai, N.; Okumura, M.; Machida, M.

    2009-10-01

    In order to resolve a discrepancy of the magnetic moment on Fe between the experimental and calculation results, we perform first-principle electronic structure calculations for iron-based superconductors LaFeAsO1-x and LiFeAs also show similar SDW. So far, the first-principle calculations on LaFeAsO actually predicted the SDW state as a ground state. However, the predicted magnetic moment (∼2 μB) per an Fe atom is much larger than the observed one (∼0.35 μB) in experiments [2,4]. The authors suggested that the discrepancy can be resolved by expanding U into a negative U range within LSDA + U framework. In this paper, we revisit the discrepancy and clarify why the negative correction is essential in these compounds. See Ref. [5] for the details of calculation data by LSDA + negative U. In the first-principle calculation on compounds including transition metals, the total energy is frequently corrected by “LSDA + U” approach. The parameter U is theoretically re-expressed as U(≡U-J), where U is the on-site Coulomb repulsion (Hubbard U) and J is the atomic-orbital intra-exchange energy (Hund’s coupling parameter) [6]. The parameter U employed in the electronic structure calculations is usually positive. The positivity promotes the localized character of d-electrons and enhances the magnetic moment in the cases of magnetically ordered compounds. Normally, this positive correction successfully works. In choosing the parameter, one can principally extend the parameter U range to a negative region. The negative case [7] is not popular, but it can occur in the following two cases [8]: (i) the Hubbard U becomes negative and (ii) the intra-exchange J is effectively larger than the Hubbard U. The case (i) has been suggested by many authors based on various theoretical considerations. Here, we note that U should be estimated once screening effects on the long-range Coulomb interaction are taken into account. In fact, small U has been reported [9]. Thus, when the

  17. Electronic structure of interstitial hydrogen in lutetium oxide from DFT+U calculations and comparison study with μ SR spectroscopy

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    da Silva, E. Lora; Marinopoulos, A. G.; Vieira, R. B. L.; Vilão, R. C.; Alberto, H. V.; Gil, J. M.; Lichti, R. L.; Mengyan, P. W.; Baker, B. B.

    2016-07-01

    The electronic structure of hydrogen impurity in Lu2O3 was studied by first-principles calculations and muonium spectroscopy. The computational scheme was based on two methods which are well suited to treat defect calculations in f -electron systems: first, a semilocal functional of conventional density-functional theory (DFT) and secondly a DFT+U approach which accounts for the on-site correlation of the 4 f electrons via an effective Hubbard-type interaction. Three different types of stable configurations were found for hydrogen depending upon its charge state. In its negatively charged and neutral states, hydrogen favors interstitial configurations residing either at the unoccupied sites of the oxygen sublattice or at the empty cube centers surrounded by the lanthanide ions. In contrast, the positively charged state stabilized only as a bond configuration, where hydrogen binds to oxygen ions. Overall, the results between the two methods agree in the ordering of the formation energies of the different impurity configurations, though within DFT+U the charge-transition (electrical) levels are found at Fermi-level positions with higher energies. Both methods predict that hydrogen is an amphoteric defect in Lu2O3 if the lowest-energy configurations are used to obtain the charge-transition, thermodynamic levels. The calculations of hyperfine constants for the neutral interstitial configurations show a predominantly isotropic hyperfine interaction with two distinct values of 926 MHz and 1061 MHz for the Fermi-contact term originating from the two corresponding interstitial positions of hydrogen in the lattice. These high values are consistent with the muonium spectroscopy measurements which also reveal a strongly isotropic hyperfine signature for the neutral muonium fraction with a magnitude slightly larger (1130 MHz) from the ab initio results (after scaling with the magnetic moments of the respective nuclei).

  18. Structural, electronic, elastic and thermal properties of Li{sub 2}AgSb. First-principles calculations

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    Li, Ji-Hong [Sichuan Univ., Chengdu (China). Inst. of Atomic and Molecular Physics; Longdong Univ., Qingyang (China). College of Physics and Electronic Engineering; Zhu, Xu-Hui [Sichuan Univ., Chengdu (China). Inst. of Atomic and Molecular Physics; Cheng, Yan [Sichuan Univ., Chengdu (China). Inst. of Atomic and Molecular Physics; Sichuan Univ., Chengdu (China). Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics and Technology of Ministry of Education; Ji, Guang-Fu [Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang (China). National Key Laboratory of Shock Wave and Detonation Physics

    2015-07-01

    Based on the first-principles density functional theory calculations combined with the quasi-harmonic Debye model, the pressure dependencies of the structural, elastic, electronic and thermal properties of Li{sub 2}AgSb were systematically investigated. The calculated lattice parameters and unit cell volume of Li{sub 2}AgSb at the ground state were in good agreement with the available experimental data. The obtained elastic constants, the bulk modulus and the shear modulus revealed that Li{sub 2}AgSb is mechanically stable and behaves in a ductile manner under the applied pressure. The elasticity-relevant properties, the Young's modulus and the Poisson's ratio showed that pressure can enhance the stiffness of Li{sub 2}AgSb and that Li{sub 2}AgSb is mechanically stable up to 20 GPa. The characteristics of the band structure and the partial density of states of Li{sub 2}AgSb were analysed, showing that Li{sub 2}AgSb is a semiconductor with a direct band gap of 217 meV at 0 GPa and that the increasing pressure can make the band structure of Li{sub 2}AgSb become an indirect one. Studies have shown that, unlike temperature, pressure has little effect on the heat capacity and the thermal expansion coefficient of Li{sub 2}AgSb.

  19. Revised self-consistent continuum solvation in electronic-structure calculations

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    Andreussi, Oliviero; Marzari, Nicola

    2011-01-01

    The solvation model proposed by Fattebert and Gygi [Journal of Computational Chemistry 23, 662 (2002)] and Scherlis et al. [Journal of Chemical Physics 124, 074103 (2006)] is reformulated, overcoming some of the numerical limitations encountered and extending its range of applicability. We first recast the problem in terms of induced polarization charges that act as a direct mapping of the self-consistent continuum dielectric; this allows to define a functional form for the dielectric that is well behaved both in the high-density region of the nuclear charges and in the low-density region where the electronic wavefunctions decay into the solvent. Second, we outline an iterative procedure to solve the Poisson equation for the quantum fragment embedded in the solvent that does not require multi-grid algorithms, is trivially parallel, and can be applied to any Bravais crystallographic system. Last, we capture some of the non-electrostatic or cavitation terms via a combined use of the quantum volume and quantum s...

  20. Atomic partial charges on CH3NH3PbI3 from first-principles electronic structure calculations

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    Madjet, Mohamed E.; El-Mellouhi, Fedwa; Carignano, Marcelo A.; Berdiyorov, Golibjon R.

    2016-04-01

    We calculated the partial charges in methylammonium (MA) lead-iodide perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 in its different crystalline phases using different first-principles electronic charge partitioning approaches, including the Bader, ChelpG, and density-derived electrostatic and chemical (DDEC) schemes. Among the three charge partitioning methods, the DDEC approach provides chemically intuitive and reliable atomic charges for this material, which consists of a mixture of transition metals, halide ions, and organic molecules. The DDEC charges are also found to be robust against the use of hybrid functionals and/or upon inclusion of spin-orbit coupling or dispersive interactions. We calculated explicitly the atomic charges with a special focus on the dipole moment of the MA molecules within the perovskite structure. The value of the dipole moment of the MA is reduced with respect to the isolated molecule due to charge redistribution involving the inorganic cage. DDEC charges and dipole moment of the organic part remain nearly unchanged upon its rotation within the octahedral cavities. Our findings will be of both fundamental and practical importance, as the accurate and consistent determination of the atomic charges is important in order to understand the average equilibrium distribution of the electrons and to help in the development of force fields for larger scale atomistic simulations to describe static, dynamic, and thermodynamic properties of the material.

  1. Structural, elastic, electronic properties and heats of formation of Ca–Zn intermetallics from first principles calculations

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    Graphical abstract: Calculated heats of formation compared to experimental and theoretical data for Ca–Zn system intermetallic compounds. Highlights: ► Ca–Zn system intermetallic compounds have been studied. ► Ca–Zn intermetallic compounds are all conductors. ► Ca–Zn intermetallic compounds are all stable. - Abstract: Structural, elastic and electronic properties, as well as heats of formation, of seven Ca–Zn intermetallic compounds have been studied by using first principles methods. It was found that with increasing Zn concentration, the bulk moduli and shear moduli of Ca–Zn intermetallic compounds increase monotonically. Our results also indicate that Ca3Zn, Ca5Zn3, and CaZn are ductile, while CaZn2, CaZn5, CaZn11, and CaZn13 are brittle. Furthermore, calculations of the electronic properties and heats of formation indicate that seven Ca–Zn intermetallic compounds, considered in this work, are all conductors and thermodynamically stable.

  2. Languages for structural calculations

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    The differences between human and computing languages are recalled. It is argued that they are to some extent structured in antagonistic ways. Languages in structural calculation, in the past, present, and future, are considered. The contribution of artificial intelligence is stressed

  3. Ionization of cytosine monomer and dimer studied by VUV photoionization and electronic structure calculations

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    Kostko, Oleg; Bravaya, Ksenia; Krylov, Anna; Ahmed, Musahid

    2009-12-14

    We report a combined theoretical and experimental study of ionization of cytosine monomers and dimers. Gas-phase molecules are generated by thermal vaporization of cytosine followed by expansion of the vapor in a continuous supersonic jet seeded in Ar. The resulting species are investigated by single photon ionization with tunable vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) synchrotron radiation and mass analyzed using reflectron mass spectrometry. Energy onsets for the measured photoionization efficiency (PIE) spectra are 8.60+-0.05 eV and 7.6+-0.1 eV for the monomer and the dimer, respectively, and provide an estimate for the adiabatic ionization energies (AIE). The first AIE and the ten lowest vertical ionization energies (VIEs) for selected isomers of cytosine dimer computed using equation-of-motion coupled-cluster (EOM-IP-CCSD) method are reported. The comparison of the computed VIEs with the derivative of the PIE spectra, suggests that multiple isomers of the cytosine dimer are present in the molecular beam. The calculations reveal that the large red shift (0.7 eV) of the first IE of the lowest-energy cytosine dimer is due to strong inter-fragment electrostatic interactions, i.e., the hole localized on one of the fragments is stabilized by the dipole moment of the other. A sharp rise in the CH+ signal at 9.20+-0.05 eV is ascribed to the formation of protonated cytosine by dissociation of the ionized dimers. The dominant role of this channel is supported by the computed energy thresholds for the CH+ appearance and the barrierless or nearly barrierless ionization-induced proton transfer observed for five isomers of the dimer.

  4. A pKa calculation of residues in a proton pump, bacteriorhodopsin, from structures determined by electron crystallography.

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    Mitsuoka, Kaoru

    2014-11-01

    Bacteriorhodopsin (bR) is a light-driven proton pump, which is a membrane protein found in halophilic archeae like Halobacterium salinarum and in eubacteria [1]. When the covalently bound retinal chromophore absorbs the light energy, it changes the conformation from all-trans to 13-cis. This configuration change initiates ion translocation across the cell membrane and a proton moves from inside to outside of the cell. The bR molecules are forming two-dimensional crystals on the membranes of halophilic archeae, and therefore the atomic model of bR was first determined by electron crystallography. The determined structure can be used to determine the pKa values, through which the charge states of ionizable residues in bR determine their pH-dependent properties. The pH-dependent properties are crucial for proton translocation from ionizable residues or to ionizable residues. Detection of the intermediate states of the reaction cycle (photocycle) produced spectroscopic information, which can predict the ionization state of the ionozable residues. In the transition from the L intermediate to the M intermediate, it is known that a proton moves from the Shiff base on the retinal chromophore to Asp85, while a proton is released to the extracellar side from proton-releasing groups including Glu194 and Glu204. Experimentally the pKa value of the proton release is determined to be about 9.7, while the pKa value of Asp85 was measured to change from 2.6 to 7.5 by the proton release from the proton-releasing groups [2]. Here we used the PROPKA program [3] to calculate the pKa values of Asp85 and the proton-releasing groups from the structures at pH 5.5 and at pH 10.0 determined by electron crystallography. The calculation showed that the pKa value of Asp85 changes from 5.3 to 6.1, which qualitatively show the similar changes with the measured difference. The largest change between the structures is the shift of Arg82 by the proton release from the proton-releasing groups

  5. Structural and electronic properties of SrAl2O4:Eu2+ from density functional theory calculations

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    Highlights: •Persistent phosphor SrAl2O4:Eu2+ was synthesized and studied. •Ab initio calculations of its electronic properties were performed. •Lowest position of the Eu 4f states in the band gap was determined. •Position of the Eu 4f states agrees with the charge transfer transition. -- Abstract: A stoichiometric micro-sized powder SrAl2O4:Eu2+ was synthesized by traditional solid state reaction at 1250 °C. Low-temperature spectroscopic measurements revealed two luminescence bands at 450 nm and 512 nm; their origin was discussed. Theoretical calculations of the structural and optical properties of SrAl2O4:Eu2+ in the framework of the density functional theory (DFT) were carried out; the obtained results were compared with the corresponding experimental data. For the first time, the position of the lowest 4f states of Eu in the host’s band gap was calculated for both available Sr positions to be at about 4.5–5 eV above the top of the valence band. Reliability of this result is confirmed by good agreement with the experimental value of the O(2p)–Eu(4f) charge transfer energy, which is equal to about 4.9 eV

  6. Accurate variational electronic structure calculations with the density matrix renormalization group

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    Wouters, Sebastian

    2014-01-01

    During the past 15 years, the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) has become increasingly important for ab initio quantum chemistry. The underlying matrix product state (MPS) ansatz is a low-rank decomposition of the full configuration interaction tensor. The virtual dimension of the MPS controls the size of the corner of the many-body Hilbert space that can be reached. Whereas the MPS ansatz will only yield an efficient description for noncritical one-dimensional systems, it can still be used as a variational ansatz for other finite-size systems. Rather large virtual dimensions are then required. The two most important aspects to reduce the corresponding computational cost are a proper choice and ordering of the active space orbitals, and the exploitation of the symmetry group of the Hamiltonian. By taking care of both aspects, DMRG becomes an efficient replacement for exact diagonalization in quantum chemistry. DMRG and Hartree-Fock theory have an analogous structure. The former can be interpreted a...

  7. SaX: An open source package for electronic-structure and optical-properties calculations in the GW approximation

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    Martin-Samos, Layla; Bussi, Giovanni

    2009-08-01

    We present here SaX (Self-energies and eXcitations), a plane-waves package aimed at electronic-structure and optical-properties calculations in the GW framework, namely using the GW approximation for quasi-particle properties and the Bethe-Salpeter equation for the excitonic effects. The code is mostly written in FORTRAN90 in a modern style, with extensive use of data abstraction (i.e. objects). SaX employs state of the art techniques and can treat large systems. The package is released with an open source license and can be also download from http://www.sax-project.org/. Program summaryProgram title: SaX (Self-energies and eXcitations) Catalogue identifier: AEDF_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEDF_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: GNU General Public License No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 779 771 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 4 894 755 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: FORTRAN, plus some C utilities Computer: Linux PC, Linux clusters, IBM-SP5 Operating system: Linux, Aix Has the code been vectorised or parallelized?: Yes RAM: depending on the system complexity Classification: 7.3 External routines: Message-Passing Interface (MPI) to perform parallel computations. ESPRESSO ( http://www.quantum-espresso.org) Nature of problem: SaX is designed to calculate the electronic band-structure of semiconductors, including quasi-particle effects and optical properties including excitonic effects. Solution method: The electronic band-structure is calculated using the GW approximation for the self-energy operator. The optical properties are calculated solving the Bethe-Salpeter equation in the GW approximation. The wavefunctions are expanded on a plane-waves basis set, using norm-conserving pseudopotentials. Restrictions: Many objects are non-local matrix represented in plane wave basis

  8. Internal conversion and intersystem crossing in α,β-enones: a combination of electronic structure calculations and dynamics simulations.

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    Cao, Jun; Xie, Zhi-Zhong

    2016-03-01

    The ab initio electronic structure calculations and CASSCF-based nonadiabatic dynamics simulations have been used to investigate the internal conversion and intersystem crossing process of both trans-acrolein and 2-cyclopentenone in the gas phase. Our calculation results show that relaxation from the Franck-Condon region to an S1 minimum is ultrafast and that the S1 state will dominantly undergo intersystem crossing to triplet states due to the existence of significant barriers to access the S1/S0 intersection points and of energetically close-lying triplet states. The S1/T2/T1 three-state intersection is observed in our dynamics simulations to play an important role in the population of the lowest triplet state, which is consistent with previous suggestions. Although the evolution into triplet states involves a similar path and gives rise to a similar triplet quantum yield for these two molecules, the intersystem crossing rate of 2-cyclopentenone is lower owing to the ring constraint that results in a smaller spin-orbital coupling in the singlet-triplet crossing region. The present theoretical study reproduces the experimental results and gives an explanation about the structural factors that govern the excited-state decay of some types of α,β-enones. PMID:26882275

  9. Benchmark Calculations of Three-Body Intermolecular Interactions and the Performance of Low-Cost Electronic Structure Methods.

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    Řezáč, Jan; Huang, Yuanhang; Hobza, Pavel; Beran, Gregory J O

    2015-07-14

    Many-body noncovalent interactions are increasingly important in large and/or condensed-phase systems, but the current understanding of how well various models predict these interactions is limited. Here, benchmark complete-basis set coupled cluster singles, doubles, and perturbative triples (CCSD(T)) calculations have been performed to generate a new test set for three-body intermolecular interactions. This "3B-69" benchmark set includes three-body interaction energies for 69 total trimer structures, consisting of three structures from each of 23 different molecular crystals. By including structures that exhibit a variety of intermolecular interactions and packing arrangements, this set provides a stringent test for the ability of electronic structure methods to describe the correct physics involved in the interactions. Both MP2.5 (the average of second- and third-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory) and spin-component-scaled CCSD for noncovalent interactions (SCS-MI-CCSD) perform well. MP2 handles the polarization aspects reasonably well, but it omits three-body dispersion. In contrast, many widely used density functionals corrected with three-body D3 dispersion correction perform comparatively poorly. The primary difficulty stems from the treatment of exchange and polarization in the functionals rather than from the dispersion correction, though the three-body dispersion may also be moderately underestimated by the D3 correction. PMID:26575743

  10. Role of anion doping on electronic structure and magnetism of GdN by first principles calculations

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    Zhang, Xuejing

    2014-01-01

    We have investigated the electronic structure and magnetism of anion doped GdN1-yXy (X = B, C, O, F, P, S and As) systems by first-principles calculations based on density functional theory. GdN 1-yXy systems doped by O, C, F, P, and S atoms are more stable than those doped by B and As atoms because of relatively high binding energies. The anion doping and the N defect states modify the density of states at the Fermi level, resulting in a decrease in spin polarization and a slight increase in the magnetic moment at the Gd and N sites. © 2014 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  11. Calculation of the electronic structure optical transitions and contact hyperfine parameters of interstitial hydrogen in alkaline halogen crystals

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    The electronic structure of the interstitial hydrogen atom in KF, NaCl, KCl, and RbCl cristals has been studied using the self-consistent-field multiple-scattering Xα method. In the present calculation a cluster constituted by the hydrogen atom surrounded by its first anion and cation neighbors in a cubic shell has been used. The optical transition energies and hyperfine contact parameters with the interstitial proton and the first shell nuclei have been evaluated. The agreement obtained with the experimental data and the relative independence of the method under variations of its intrinsic parameters, indicate that this method can be adequate to the study of defects in ionic cristals. (author)

  12. Ab initio electronic structure calculations and optical properties of ordered and disordered Ni{sub 3}Al

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    Hussain, Altaf, E-mail: altafiub@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab 63100 (Pakistan); Aryal, Sitaram; Rulis, Paul [Department of Physics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States); Choudhry, M. Arshad [Department of Physics, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab 63100 (Pakistan); Chen, Jun [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 10088 (China); Ching, W.Y. [Department of Physics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States)

    2011-04-28

    The electronic structure and optical properties of the Ni{sub 3}Al intermetallic alloy are studied by the first-principles orthogonalized linear combination of atomic orbitals method. Disordered models at different temperatures were constructed using molecular dynamics and the Vienna ab initio simulation package. The average charge transfer from Al to Ni increases steadily with temperature until the liquid phase is reached. The localization index shows the presence of relatively localized states even above the Fermi level in the disordered models. The calculated optical conductivity of the ordered phase is rich in structures and in reasonable agreement with the experimental data. The spectra of the disordered Ni{sub 3}Al models show a single broadened peak at 4.96 eV in the 0 K model which shifts towards 6.62 eV at 1400 K and then down to 5.83 eV in the liquid phase. Other results on the band structure and density of states are also discussed.

  13. Electronic structure and point defect concentrations of C11b MoSi2 by first-principles calculations

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    Highlights: • The point defects of C11b MoSi2 were studied systematically. • MoSi2 is semimetallic with strong directional covalent bonds. • Some rules of the point defect concentrations were revealed. • Vacancy is a main type of point defect in MoSi2. - Abstract: The electronic structure and point defect concentrations of C11b MoSi2 were studied systematically by the first-principles calculations based on density functional theory. Mo vacancy-induced charge density shows strong directional covalent bonds caused by hybridization of Mo-4d and Si-3p orbitals, which indicates that MoSi2 has low fracture toughness at room temperature. Combining with Wagner–Schottky model, these point defect concentrations of C11b MoSi2 at 2173, 1673, 1223, 773 K as function of composition were also investigated. It is found that the point defect concentrations change drastically for off-stoichiometric compounds. The main structural defects are preferably Mo vacancies or Si anti-structure atoms on the Mo sublattices in Si-rich alloy, and Mo anti-site in Mo-rich alloy, respectively. According to the calculated effective formation enthalpies of point defects, the effective formation enthalpies from big to small in sequence are Mo anti-site, Si anti-site and vacancy (Mo and Si). This result suggests that the vacancy, especially for Si vacancy, is a main type of point defect in C11b MoSi2 system

  14. Study of molecular structure, vibrational, electronic and NMR spectra of oncocalyxone A using DFT and quantum chemical calculations

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    Joshi, Bhawani Datt; Srivastava, Anubha; Honorato, Sara Braga; Tandon, Poonam; Pessoa, Otília Deusdênia Loiola; Fechine, Pierre Basílio Almeida; Ayala, Alejandro Pedro

    2013-09-01

    Oncocalyxone A (C17H18O5) is the major secondary metabolite isolated from ethanol extract from the heartwood of Auxemma oncocalyx Taub popularly known as “pau branco”. Oncocalyxone A (Onco A) has many pharmaceutical uses such as: antitumor, analgesic, antioxidant and causative of inhibition of platelet activation. We have performed the optimized geometry, total energy, conformational study, molecular electrostatic potential mapping, frontier orbital energy gap and vibrational frequencies of Onco A employing ab initio Hartree-Fock (HF) and density functional theory (DFT/B3LYP) method with 6-311++G(d, p) basis set. Stability of the molecule arising from hyperconjugative interactions and/or charge delocalization has been analyzed using natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis. UV-vis spectrum of the compound was recorded in DMSO and MeOH solvent. The TD-DFT calculations have been performed to explore the influence of electronic absorption spectra in the gas phase, as well as in solution environment using IEF-PCM and 6-31G basis set. The 13C NMR chemical shifts have been calculated with the B3LYP/6-311++G(d, p) basis set and compared with the experimental values. These methods have been used as tools for structural characterization of Onco A.

  15. Nonlocal Pseudopotentials and Long-Range Interactions in Ab Initio Finite-Element Electronic-Structure Calculations

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    Pask, J. E.; Sterne, P. A.

    2004-03-01

    The finite-element (FE) method is a general approach for the solution of partial differential equations. Like the planewave (PW) method, the FE method is a systematically improvable expansion approach. Unlike the PW method, however, its basis functions are strictly local in real space, which allows for variable resolution in real space and facilitates massively parallel implementation. We discuss the application of the FE method to ab initio electronic-structure calculations.(J.E. Pask, B.M. Klein, C.Y. Fong, and P.A. Sterne, Phys. Rev. B 59), 12352 (1999). In particular, we discuss the use of nonlocal pseudopotentials in bulk calculations, and the handling of long-range interactions in the construction of the Kohn-Sham effective potential and total energy. We show that the total energy converges variationally, and at the optimal theoretical rate consistent with the cubic completeness of the basis. This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract W-7405-Eng-48.

  16. Theoretical study of α-U/W(110) thin films from density functional theory calculations: Structural, magnetic and electronic properties

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    Structural, electronic and magnetic properties were calculated for the optimized α-U/W(110) thin films (TFs) within the density functional theory. Our optimization for 1U/7W(110) shows that the U–W vertical interlayer spacing (ILS) is expanded by 14.0% compared to our calculated bulk W–W ILS. The spin and orbital magnetic moments (MMs) per U atom were found to be enhanced from zero for the bulk of α-U to 1.4 μB and − 0.4 μB at the interface of the 1U/7W(110), respectively. Inversely, our result for 3U/7W(110) TFs shows that the surface U–U ILS is contracted by 15.7% compared to our obtained bulk U–U spacing. The enhanced spin and orbital MMs in the 1U/7W(110) were then found to be suppressed in 3U/7W(110) to their ignorable bulk values. The calculated density of states (DOS) corroborates the enhancement and suppression of the MMs and shows that the total DOS, in agreement with experiment, is dominated in the vicinity of Fermi level by the 5f U states. Proximity and mismatch effects of the nonmagnetic W(110) substrate were assessed and found to be important for this system. - Highlights: ► We model α-U/W(110) thin films by reconstructing an fcc-like structure for α-U(001). ► The fcc-like α-U(001) has a propensity to wet the fcc-like W(110) substrate. ► In contrast to the freestanding α-U(001), α-U/W(110) is not a magnetic system. ► Interatomic U–U distances are more contracted in α-U/W(110) than α-U(001). ► 5f-U-electrons behave itinerantly and predominate the valence bands in α-U/W(110).

  17. Electronic structures of a Zn vacancy on the ZnO(10bar 10) surface: Density functional theory calculations

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    Chae, Kisung; Kim, Hanchul

    2013-02-01

    We perform spin-polarized density functional theory calculations for a Zn vacancy on the ZnO(10bar 10) surface. Two stable configurations of the surface Zn vacancy are found, and the activation energy barrier is estimated to be ˜0.01 eV. The lower energy configuration has a newly formed surface Zn-O bond to restore the bulk-like structure on the surface. Due to the newly formed bond, the vacancy state in the band gap is characterized by a complicated hybridization of neighboring surface and subsurface atoms and by a more extended electron density. Despite such a hybridization, the surface Zn vacancy is found to have a robust magnetic moment of 1 μ B , implying that surface Zn vacancies may be responsible for the ferromagnetism observed in ZnO thin films and nanoparticles. Simulated scanning tunneling microscope images show that the two structures of the surface Zn vacancy can be distinguished in the filled-state images.

  18. Semidirect algorithms in electron propagator calculations

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    Zakrzewski, V.G.; Ortiz, J.V. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Electron propagator calculations have been executed with a semi-direct algorithm that generates only a subset of transformed electron repulsion integrals and that takes advantage of Abelian point group symmetry. Diagonal self-energy expressions that are advantageous for large molecules are employed. Illustrative calculations with basis sets in excess of 200 functions include evaluations of the ionization energies of C{sup 2{minus}}{sub 7} and Zn(C{sub 5}H{sub 5}){sub 2}. In the former application, a bound dianion is obtained for a D{sub 3h} structure. In the latter, many final states of the same symmetry are calculated without difficulty.

  19. First-principles calculations of the structural, electronic and optical properties of cubic B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}As alloys

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    Guemou, M., E-mail: guemoumhamed7@gmail.com [Engineering Physics Laboratory, University Ibn Khaldoun of Tiaret, BP 78-Zaaroura, Tiaret 14000 (Algeria); Bouhafs, B. [Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, 22000 Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria); Abdiche, A. [Applied Materials Laboratory, Research Center, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, 22000 Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria); Khenata, R. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modelisation Mathematique (LPQ3M), Departement de Technologie, Universite de Mascara, 29000 Mascara (Algeria); Al Douri, Y. [Institute of Nano Electronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Perlis (Malaysia); Bin Omran, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-04-15

    Density functional calculations are performed to study the structural, electronic and optical properties of technologically important B{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}As ternary alloys. The calculations are based on the total-energy calculations within the full-potential augmented plane-wave (FP-LAPW) method. For exchange-correlation potential, local density approximation (LDA) and the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) have been used. The structural properties, including lattice constants, bulk modulus and their pressure derivatives, are in very good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data. The electronic band structure, density of states for the binary compounds and their ternary alloys are given. The dielectric function and the refractive index are also calculated using different models. The obtained results compare very well with previous calculations and experimental measurements.

  20. First-principles calculations of the structural, electronic and optical properties of cubic BxGa1-xAs alloys

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    Density functional calculations are performed to study the structural, electronic and optical properties of technologically important BxGa1-xAs ternary alloys. The calculations are based on the total-energy calculations within the full-potential augmented plane-wave (FP-LAPW) method. For exchange-correlation potential, local density approximation (LDA) and the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) have been used. The structural properties, including lattice constants, bulk modulus and their pressure derivatives, are in very good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data. The electronic band structure, density of states for the binary compounds and their ternary alloys are given. The dielectric function and the refractive index are also calculated using different models. The obtained results compare very well with previous calculations and experimental measurements.

  1. Calculation of the yield and tensile strength in the alloying non quenched-tempered steel by the electron structure parameters

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    LIU Zhilin; LIN Cheng; LIU Yan; GUO Yanchang

    2005-01-01

    Based on the phase transformations and strengthening mechanisms during roiling, the strength increments △σb under different strengthening mechanisms are calculated with the covalent electron number nA of the strongest bond in phase cells of alloys and the interface electron density difference △ρ matching the interface stress in alloys. The calculation method of the finishing rolling yield strength is proposed, and it is integrated with the proposed calculation formulas of strength of non quenched-tempered steel. Therefore,the general formulas to simultaneously calculate both the finishing rolling strength and the yield strength of the continuous casting-rolling and non quenched-tempered steel are given. Taken the pipeline steel X70 as an example, the predictions of properties and technological parameters are performed before production or online.

  2. Ab initio calculations of mechanical, thermodynamic and electronic structure properties of mullite, iota-alumina and boron carbide

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    Aryal, Sita Ram

    The alumino-silicate solid solution series (Al 4+2xSi2-2 xO10-x) is an important class of ceramics. Except for the end member (x=0), Al2 SiO5 the crystal structures of the other phases, called mullite, have partially occupied sites. Stoichiometric supercell models for the four mullite phases 3Al2O 3 · 2SiO2 · 2Al 2O3 · SiO2, 4 Al2O3· SiO 2, 9Al2O3 · SiO2, and iota-Al2 O3 (iota-alumina) are constructed starting from experimentally reported crystal structures. A large number of models were built for each phase and relaxed using the Vienna ab initio simulation package (VASP) program. The model with the lowest total energy for a given x was chosen as the representative structure for that phase. Electronic structure and mechanical properties of mullite phases were studied via first-principles calculations. Of the various phases of transition alumina, iota-Al 2O3 is the least well known. In addition structural details have not, until now, been available. It is the end member of the aluminosilicate solid solution series with x=1. Based on a high alumina content mullite phase, a structural model for iota- Al2O3 is constructed. The simulated x-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern of this model agrees well with a measured XRD pattern. The iota-Al2 O3 is a highly disordered ultra-low-density phase of alumina with a theoretical density of 2854kg/m3. Using this theoretically constructed model, elastic, thermodynamic, electronic, and spectroscopic properties of iota-Al2 O3 have been calculated and compared it with those of alpha- Al2O3 and gamma- Al2O3. Boron carbide (B4C) undergoes an amorphization under high velocity impacts. The mechanism of amorphization is not clear. Ab initio methods are used to carry out large-scale uniaxial compression simulations on two polytypes of stoichiometric boron carbide (B4C), B 11C-CBC, and B12- CCC where B11C or B12 is the 12-atom icosahedron and CBC or CCC is the three-atom chain. The simulations were performed on large supercells of 180 atoms

  3. Electronics reliability calculation and design

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    Dummer, Geoffrey W A; Hiller, N

    1966-01-01

    Electronics Reliability-Calculation and Design provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of reliability. The increasing complexity of electronic equipment has made problems in designing and manufacturing a reliable product more and more difficult. Specific techniques have been developed that enable designers to integrate reliability into their products, and reliability has become a science in its own right. The book begins with a discussion of basic mathematical and statistical concepts, including arithmetic mean, frequency distribution, median and mode, scatter or dispersion of mea

  4. Multi-scale modelling of radiation damage in Fe-Cr based on ab initio electronic structure calculations

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    The efficiency of fast neutron reactors, such as for fusion, breeding and transmutation, depend strongly on the neutron radiation resistance of the materials used in the reactors. The binary Fe-Cr alloy, which has many attractive properties in this regard, is the base for the best steels of today which are, however, still not up to the required standards. Therefore, substantial effort has been devoted to finding new materials that can cope with the demands better. Experimental studies must be complemented with extensive theoretical modelling in order to understand the effects that different alloying elements has on the resistance properties of materials. To this end, the first steps of multi-scale modelling has been taken, starting out with ab initio calculations of the electronic structure of the complete concentration range range of the disordered binary Fe-C alloy. The mixing enthalpy of Fe-Cr has been quantitatively predicted and has, together with data from literature, been used in order to fit two sets of interatomic potentials for the purpose of simulating defect evolution with molecular dynamics and kinetic Monte-Carlo codes. These dedicated Fe-Cr alloy potentials are new and represent important additions to the pure element potentials that can be found in literature

  5. Electronic Structures of S/C-Doped TiO2 Anatase (101 Surface: First-Principles Calculations

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    Qili Chen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The electronic structures of sulfur (S or carbon (C-doped TiO2 anatase (101 surfaces have been investigated by density functional theory (DFT plane-wave pseudopotential method. The general gradient approximation (GGA + U (Hubbard coefficient method has been adopted to describe the exchange-correlation effects. All the possible doping situations, including S/C dopants at lattice oxygen (O sites (anion doping, S/C dopants at titanium (Ti sites (cation doping, and the coexisting of anion and cation doping, were studied. By comparing the formation energies, it was found that the complex of anion and cation doping configuration forms easily in the most range of O chemical potential for both S and C doping. The calculated density of states for various S/C doping systems shows that the synergistic effects of S impurities at lattice O and Ti sites lead a sharp band gap narrowing of 1.35 eV for S-doped system comparing with the pure TiO2 system.

  6. Multi-scale modelling of radiation damage in Fe-Cr based on ab initio electronic structure calculations

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    Olsson, Paer

    2004-04-01

    The efficiency of fast neutron reactors, such as for fusion, breeding and transmutation, depend strongly on the neutron radiation resistance of the materials used in the reactors. The binary Fe-Cr alloy, which has many attractive properties in this regard, is the base for the best steels of today which are, however, still not up to the required standards. Therefore, substantial effort has been devoted to finding new materials that can cope with the demands better. Experimental studies must be complemented with extensive theoretical modelling in order to understand the effects that different alloying elements has on the resistance properties of materials. To this end, the first steps of multi-scale modelling has been taken, starting out with ab initio calculations of the electronic structure of the complete concentration range range of the disordered binary Fe-C alloy. The mixing enthalpy of Fe-Cr has been quantitatively predicted and has, together with data from literature, been used in order to fit two sets of interatomic potentials for the purpose of simulating defect evolution with molecular dynamics and kinetic Monte-Carlo codes. These dedicated Fe-Cr alloy potentials are new and represent important additions to the pure element potentials that can be found in literature.

  7. Electronic structure and rovibrational calculation of the low-lying states of the RbYb molecule

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    Tohme, S.N. [Faculty of Science, Beirut Arab University, P.O. Box 11-5020, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2809 (Lebanon); Korek, M., E-mail: fkorek@yahoo.com [Faculty of Science, Beirut Arab University, P.O. Box 11-5020, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2809 (Lebanon)

    2013-01-02

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Potential energy curves of 29 electronic states of YbRb molecule are calculated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We investigated the spectroscopic constants T{sub e}, R{sub e}, {omega}{sub e}, B{sub e}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The rovibrational constants E{sub v}, B{sub v}, D{sub v}, R{sub min}, and R{sub max} have been calculated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We studied 26 new electronic states for the first time. -- Abstract: Complete Active Space Self Consistent Field (CASSCF) method with Multi Reference Configuration Interaction (MRCI) calculations is used to investigate the potential energy curves of the low-lying 29 electronic states in the representation {sup 2s+1}{Lambda}{sup (+/-)} of the RbYb molecule (single and double excitations with Davidson corrections). The harmonic frequency {omega}{sub e}, the internuclear distance R{sub e} and the electronic energy with respect to the ground state T{sub e} have been calculated. The eigenvalues E{sub v}, the rotational constant B{sub v}, and the abscissas of the turning points R{sub min} and R{sub max} have been investigated using the canonical functions approach. The comparison between the values of the present work and those available in the literature for several states shows a very good agreement. Twenty-six new states have been studied here for the first time.

  8. Relativistic calculations for many electron atoms

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    Many improvements have now been introduced in ab-initio methods for relativistic atomic structure calculations. After a short description of the different methods, we review the various contributions to energy levels and compare the most recent theoretical and experimental results for few electron heavy ions

  9. Electronic and magnetic structures of GdS layers investigated by first principle and series expansions calculations

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    Masrour, R., E-mail: rachidmasrour@hotmail.com [Laboratory of Materials, Processes, Environment and Quality, Cady Ayyed University, National School of Applied Sciences, 63 46000 Safi (Morocco); LMPHE (URAC 12), Faculty of Science, Mohammed V-Agdal University, Rabat (Morocco); Hlil, E.K. [Institut Néel, CNRS et Université Joseph Fourier, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble cedex 9 (France); Hamedoun, M. [Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies, MAScIR, Rabat (Morocco); Benyoussef, A. [LMPHE (URAC 12), Faculty of Science, Mohammed V-Agdal University, Rabat (Morocco); Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies, MAScIR, Rabat (Morocco); Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Rabat (Morocco)

    2014-04-01

    Self-consistent ab initio calculations, based on Density Functional Theory (DFT) approach and using Full Potential Linear Augmented Plane Wave (FLAPW) method within GGA+U approximation, are performed to investigate both electronic and magnetic properties of the GdS layers. Polarized spin and spin–orbit coupling are included in calculations within the framework of the antiferromagnetic state between two adjacent Gd layers. Magnetic moment considered to lie along (001) axes are computed. Obtained data from ab initio calculations are used as input for the High Temperature Series Expansions (HTSEs) calculations to compute other magnetic parameters. Using the Heisenberg model, the exchange interactions between the magnetic atoms Gd–Gd in the same layer and between the magnetic atoms in the adjacent bilayers are estimated. This estimate is obtained using the antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic energies computed by abinitio calculations for GdS layers. The High Temperature Series Expansions (HTSEs) of the magnetic susceptibility of GdS with antiferromagnetic moment (m{sub Gd}) is given up to sixth order series versus of (J{sub 11}(Gd–Gd)/k{sub B}T). The Néel temperature T{sub N} is obtained by mean field theory and by HTSEs of the magnetic susceptibility series using the Padé approximant method. The critical exponent γ associated with the magnetic susceptibility is calculated for GdS layers. - Highlights: • Electronic and magnetic properties of GdS are investigated using the ab initio calculations. • Obtained data from abinitio calculations are used as input for HTSEs to compute other magnetic parameters. • Néel temperature and critical exponent are deduced using HTSE method.

  10. Electronic structure and rovibrational calculation of the low-lying states of the RbYb molecule

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    Tohme, S. N.; Korek, M.

    2013-01-01

    Complete Active Space Self Consistent Field (CASSCF) method with Multi Reference Configuration Interaction (MRCI) calculations is used to investigate the potential energy curves of the low-lying 29 electronic states in the representation 2s+1Λ(+/-) of the RbYb molecule (single and double excitations with Davidson corrections). The harmonic frequency ωe, the internuclear distance Re and the electronic energy with respect to the ground state Te have been calculated. The eigenvalues Ev, the rotational constant Bv, and the abscissas of the turning points Rmin and Rmax have been investigated using the canonical functions approach. The comparison between the values of the present work and those available in the literature for several states shows a very good agreement. Twenty-six new states have been studied here for the first time.

  11. Structural, electronic and optical properties of cubic SrTiO{sub 3} and KTaO{sub 3}: Ab initio and GW calculations

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    Benrekia, A.R., E-mail: benrekia.ahmed@yahoo.com [Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Medea (Algeria); Benkhettou, N. [Laboratoire des Materiaux Magnetiques, Faculte des Sciences, Universite Djillali Liabes de Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria); Nassour, A. [Laboratoire de Cristallographie, Resonance Magnetique et Modelisations (CRM2, UMR CNRS 7036) Institut Jean Barriol, Nancy Universite BP 239, Boulevard des Aiguillettes, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France); Driz, M. [Applied Material Laboratory (AML), Electronics Department, University of Sidi bel Abbes (DZ 22000) (Algeria); Sahnoun, M. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique de la Matiere et Modelisations Mathematique (LPQ3M), Faculty of Science and Technology,University of Mascara (Algeria); Lebegue, S. [Laboratoire de Cristallographie, Resonance Magnetique et Modelisations (CRM2, UMR CNRS 7036) Institut Jean Barriol, Nancy Universite BP 239, Boulevard des Aiguillettes, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France)

    2012-07-01

    We present first-principles VASP calculations of the structural, electronic, vibrational, and optical properties of paraelectric SrTiO{sub 3} and KTaO{sub 3}. The ab initio calculations are performed in the framework of density functional theory with different exchange-correlation potentials. Our calculated lattice parameters, elastic constants, and vibrational frequencies are found to be in good agreement with the available experimental values. Then, the bandstructures are calculated with the GW approximation, and the corresponding band gap is used to obtain the optical properties of SrTiO{sub 3} and KTaO{sub 3}.

  12. First-principles calculation of electronic structure of MgxZn1-xO codoped with aluminium and nitrogen

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    Zhang Ming; Zhang Chuan-Hui; Shen Jiang

    2011-01-01

    Aiming at developing p-type semiconductors and modulating the band gap for photoelectronic devices and band engineering, we present the ab initio numerical simulation of the effect of codoping ZnO with Al, N and Mg on the crystal lattice and electronic structure. The simulations are based on the Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof generalised-gradient approximation in density functional theory. Results indicate that electrons close to the Fermi level transfer effectively when Al, Mg, and N replace Zn and O atoms, and the theoretical results were consistent with the experiments. The addition of Mg leads to the variation of crystal lattice, expanse of energy band, and change of band gap. These unusual properties are explained in terms of the computed electronic structure, and the results show promise for the development of next-generation photoconducting devices in optoelectronic information science and technology.

  13. Large-scale electronic structure calculations of vacancies in 4H-SiC using the Heyd-Scuseria-Ernzerhof screened hybrid density functional

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    Hornos, Tamas; Gali, Adam; Svensson, Bengt G.

    2011-01-01

    Large-scale and gap error free calculations of the electronic structure of vacancies in 4H-SiC have been carried out using a hybrid density functional (HSE06) and an accurate charge correction scheme. Based on the results the carbon vacancy is proposed to be responsible for the Z1/2 and EH6/7 DLTS centers

  14. Electronic and magnetic structure of BaCoO2 as obtained from LSDA and LSDA+U calculations

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    Nazir, Safdar

    2011-03-01

    Density functional theory is used to study the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of BaCoO2. Structural relaxation for different collinear magnetic configurations points to a remarkable magneto-elastic coupling in BaCoO2. Although we obtain several stable long range ordered magnetic structures, ferromagnetism is energetically favorable in the case of the LSDA method. In contrast, for the LSDA+U method antiferromagnetic ordering is found to be favorable. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Angle-resolved photoemission study and first-principles calculation of the electronic structure of LaSb2

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    In this work we present valence band studies of LaSb2 using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation and compare these data with band structure calculations. Valence band spectra reveal that Sb 5p states are dominant near the Fermi level and are hybridized with the La 5d states just below. The calculations show a fair agreement with the experimentally determined valence band spectra, allowing an identification of the observed features. We measured some dispersion for kbar, especially for Sb 5p states; no significant dispersion was found for k||. (letter to the editor)

  16. A First Principles Density-Functional Calculation of the Electronic and Vibrational Structure of the Key Melanin Monomers

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    Powell, B J; Bernstein, N; Brake, K; McKenzie, Ross H; Meredith, P; Pederson, M R

    2016-01-01

    We report first principles density functional calculations for hydroquinone (HQ), indolequinone (IQ) and semiquinone (SQ). These molecules are believed to be the basic building blocks of the eumelanins, a class of bio-macromolecules with important biological functions (including photoprotection) and with potential for certain bioengineering applications. We have used the DeltaSCF (difference of self consistent fields) method to study the energy gap between the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO), Delta_HL. We show that Delta_HL is similar in IQ and SQ but approximately twice as large in HQ. This may have important implications for our understanding of the observed broad band optical absorption of the eumelanins. The possibility of using this difference in Delta_HL to molecularly engineer the electronic properties of eumelanins is discussed. We calculate the infrared and Raman spectra of the three redox forms from first principles. Each of the molecules ...

  17. Nonlinear stability of E centers in Si1-xGex: electronic structure calculations

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    Chroneos, A.; Bracht, H; Jiang, C; Uberuaga, B. P.

    2008-01-01

    Electronic structure calculations are used to investigate the binding energies of defect pairs composed of lattice vacancies and phosphorus or arsenic atoms (E centers) in silicon-germanium alloys. To describe the local environment surrounding the E center we have generated special quasirandom structures that represent random silicon-germanium alloys. It is predicted that the stability of E centers does not vary linearly with the composition of the silicon-germanium alloy. Interestingly, we p...

  18. Electronic Structures of S/C-Doped TiO2 Anatase (101) Surface: First-Principles Calculations

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    2014-01-01

    The electronic structures of sulfur (S) or carbon (C)-doped TiO2 anatase (101) surfaces have been investigated by density functional theory (DFT) plane-wave pseudopotential method. The general gradient approximation (GGA) + U (Hubbard coefficient) method has been adopted to describe the exchange-correlation effects. All the possible doping situations, including S/C dopants at lattice oxygen (O) sites (anion doping), S/C dopants at titanium (Ti) sites (cation doping), and the coexisting of an...

  19. First principles calculations of structural, electronic and thermal properties of lead chalcogenides PbS, PbSe and PbTe compounds

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    N Boukhris; H Meradji; S Amara Korba; S Drablia; S Ghemid; F El Haj Hassan

    2014-08-01

    The structural, electronic and thermal properties of lead chalcogenides PbS, PbSe and BeTe using full-potential linear augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method are investigated. The exchange–correlation energy within the local density approximation (LDA) and the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) are described. The calculated structural parameters are in reasonable agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data. The electronic band structure shows that the fundamental energy gap is direct (L–L) for all the compounds. Thermal effects on some macroscopic properties of these compounds are predicted using the quasi-harmonic Debye model, in which the lattice vibrations are taken into account. The variations of the lattice constant, bulk modulus, heat capacity, volume expansion coefficient and Debye temperature with temperature and pressure are obtained successfully. The effect of spin–orbit interaction is found to be negligible in determining the thermal properties and leads to a richer electronic structure.

  20. DFT calculations for the high-temperature structure of (EDO-TTF){sub 2}PF{sub 6}: Identification of an electronic molecular dimer

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    Iwano, Kaoru [Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba 305-0801 (Japan); Shimoi, Yukihiro, E-mail: y.shimoi@aist.go.j [Nanotechnology Research Institute (NRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba 305-8568 (Japan)

    2009-02-01

    Density-functional theory (DFT) calculations are performed based on the high-temperature structure of (EDO-TTF){sub 2}PF{sub 6}, a quasi-one-dimensional molecular compound that shows both thermal and photoinduced phase transitions. In this structure, the EDO-TTF molecules are one-dimensionally aligned, accompanied with weak dimerization. Contrary to a common sense, our DFT calculations reveal that the pair having a shorter mutual distance has a weaker intermolecular coupling than the pair with a longer one; the latter is appropriate to be called an electronic dimer. We also estimate the corresponding transfer energies and discuss their relevance to spin correlations and optical excitations.

  1. Effects of the slab thickness on the crystal and electronic structures of In2O3(ZnO)m revealed by first-principles calculations

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    Many conflicting electron microscopy data for In2O3(ZnO)m indicate that it may have the polymorphous and polytypoid structures. We investigate their stabilities based on four controversial models. The calculated results confirm that the models with the zigzag feature are more stable than the others and it is possible to form different zigzag configurations in the samples as observed in the experiments. The dynamic process of eliminating the dangling bonds and the requirements of maximizing the symmetry and the distances between the In atoms in the slabs can be regarded as the dominant rules to stabilize the system, but the statistical equilibrium processes have the chances to transform it from the ground state structures to the other model structures. The study of the electronic structures based on the plane and zigzag models reveals that their band gaps and effective masses increase monotonically with m. The predicted band gaps are consistent with the experimental results. The anisotropic feature of electron effective mass tensor exhibited in the plane model differs from that of the zigzag one, which is so notable that can be employed to determine which model is more close to the actual structure of a given sample. The calculated results confirm the possibilities of the separation of conduction electrons and defects and the existence of the natural optimized transport channels in the layered structures, which demonstrate its advantage over ZnO to transport electrons and benefit its applications in the optoelectronic devices. - Graphical abstract: The conduction electrons are mainly distributed around the boundaries of the plane or zigzag shape. The optimized transport channels can be formed around the boundaries. - Highlights: • The formation mechanisms for the polytypoid structure of In2O3(ZnO)m are revealed. • The predicted band gaps are consistent with the experimental results. • The natural optimized transport channels in the layered structures are

  2. Auger electron transport calculations in biological matter

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    The talk briefly discussed physical, biophysical, and biological aspects of Auger emitters. A summary of radiationless transition data available in published literature and databases were presented. Data were presented for electron capture (EC), internal conversions (IC), binding energies of some commonly used radionuclides 123I, 124I, 125I, and 158Gd. For each of these Auger emitting radionuclides some examples of Monte Carlo calculated electron spectra of individual decays were presented. Because most Auger electrons emitted in the decay of radionuclides are short range low energy electrons below 1 keV, a brief discussion was presented on most recent development of physics models for energy loss of electrons in condensed phase and compared with other models and gas phase data. Accuracy of electron spectra calculated in the decay of electron shower by Auger emitting radionuclides depends on availability of accurate physics data. Currently, there are many gaps in physics data as input data to computer codes in need of new evaluation. In addition, comparison should be made between deterministic and Monte Carlo methods to access the accuracy and sensitivity of data to methods and the chosen parameters. It has long been recognized that Auger electron show a high-LET like characteristics when radionuclide is very closely bound to DNA. As most Auger electrons are short range low energy electrons and mostly absorbed with the DNA duplex when in close vicinity to DNA duplex, we believe the physical and biological dosimetry are best achieved by using Monte Carlo track structure simulations able to simulate tracks of low energy electrons below 1keV and in particular sub 100 eV in condensed phas

  3. First-principles calculations of structural, electronic, optical and elastic properties of magnesite MgCO{sub 3} and calcite CaCO{sub 3}

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    Brik, M.G., E-mail: brik@fi.tartu.e [Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Riia 142, Tartu 51014, Tartu (Estonia)

    2011-02-15

    Detailed ab initio calculations of the structural, electronic, optical and elastic properties of two crystals - magnesite (MgCO{sub 3}) and calcite (CaCO{sub 3}) - are reported in the present paper. Both compounds are important natural minerals, playing an important role in the carbon dioxide cycling. The optimized crystal structures, band gaps, density of states diagrams, elastic constants, optical absorption spectra and refractive indexes dependence on the wavelength all have been calculated and compared, when available, with literature data. Both crystals are indirect band compounds, with calculated band gaps of 5.08 eV for MgCO{sub 3} and 5.023 eV for CaCO{sub 3}. Both values are underestimated by approximately 1.0 eV with respect to the experimental data. Although both crystals have the same structure, substitution of Mg by Ca ions leads to certain differences, which manifest themselves in noticeable change in the electronic bands profiles and widths, shape of the calculated absorption spectra, and values of the elastic constants. Response of both crystals to the applied hydrostatic pressure was analyzed in the pressure range of phase stability, variations of the lattice parameters and characteristic interionic distances were considered. The obtained dependencies of lattice constants and calculated band gap on pressure can be used for prediction of properties of these two hosts at elevated pressures that occur in the Earth's mantle. -- Research highlights: {yields} Ab initio calculations of physical properties of MgCO{sub 3} and CaCO{sub 3} were performed. {yields} Changes of the calculated properties with replacement of Mg by Ca were followed. {yields} Pressure dependence of the structural and electronic properties was analyzed. {yields} Good agreement with experimental data was demonstrated.

  4. First-principles prediction of structural and electronic properties of RTAsO (R=La, Gd and T=Co, Ni) compounds by LSDA+U calculations

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    RTAsO (R=rare-earth and T=transition metals) compounds have been studied using density functional theory with the local spin-density approximation (LSDA). In order to take into account the strong on-site Coulomb interaction U present in RTAsO, we have also performed the LSDA+U calculations. We investigated the electronic structure with on-site Coulomb potential for the R-derived 4f and T-derived 3d orbitals to obtain the correct ground state of RTAsO. The structural parameters, band structures and density of states have been given in detail. Overall, the technique developed and tested in this work holds promise in enabling accurate and fully predictive calculations of strongly correlated electron materials. A detailed analysis shows that the LSDA+U method provides the better description of our systems. We note that there is no ab-initio study related to these materials.

  5. First-principles prediction of structural and electronic properties of RTAsO (R=La, Gd and T=Co, Ni) compounds by LSDA+U calculations

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    Moussa, M.; Zaoui, A. [Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, 22000 Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria); Kacimi, S., E-mail: kacimi200x@yahoo.f [Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, 22000 Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria); Boukortt, A. [University of Mostaganem, Abdelhamid Ibn Badis 27000 (Algeria); Bouhafs, B. [Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, 22000 Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria)

    2010-09-01

    RTAsO (R=rare-earth and T=transition metals) compounds have been studied using density functional theory with the local spin-density approximation (LSDA). In order to take into account the strong on-site Coulomb interaction U present in RTAsO, we have also performed the LSDA+U calculations. We investigated the electronic structure with on-site Coulomb potential for the R-derived 4f and T-derived 3d orbitals to obtain the correct ground state of RTAsO. The structural parameters, band structures and density of states have been given in detail. Overall, the technique developed and tested in this work holds promise in enabling accurate and fully predictive calculations of strongly correlated electron materials. A detailed analysis shows that the LSDA+U method provides the better description of our systems. We note that there is no ab-initio study related to these materials.

  6. First-principles calculations of structural, electronic and optical properties of CdxZn1-xS alloys

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    Noor, Naveed Ahmed

    2010-10-01

    Structural, electronic and optical properties of ternary alloy system CdxZn1-xS have been studied using first-principles approach based on density functional theory. Electronic structure, density of states and energy band gap values for CdxZn1-xS are estimated in the range 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 using both the standard local density approximation (LDA) as well as the generalized gradient approximations (GGA) of Wu-Cohen (WC) for the exchange-correlation potential. It is observed that the direct band gap EgΓ-Γ of CdxZn1-xS decreases nonlinearly with the compositional parameter x, as observed experimentally. It is also found that Cd s and d, S p and Zn d states play a major role in determining the electronic properties of this alloy system. Furthermore, results for complex dielectric constant ε(ω), refractive index n(ω), normal-incidence reflectivity R(ω), absorption coefficient α(ω) and optical conductivity σ(ω) are also described in a wide range of the incident photon energy and compared with the existing experimental data. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Infrared, Raman, and ultraviolet absorption spectra and theoretical calculations and structure of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoropyridine in its ground and excited electronic states

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    Highlights: • The structures of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoropyridine for its S0 and S1(π, π∗) states have been calculated. • TFPy is rigidly planar in its ground electronic state, but is quasi-planar and floppy in S1. • The barrier to planarity is 30 cm−1 in the excited state. • The observed vibrational frequencies for both states agree well with the computations. • A ring-bending potential energy function for the S1(π, π∗) state was proposed. - Abstract: Infrared and Raman spectra of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoropyridine (TFPy) were recorded and vibrational frequencies were assigned for its S0 electronic ground states. Ab initio and density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to complement the experimental work. The lowest electronic excited state of this molecule was investigated with ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy and theoretical CASSCF calculations. The band origin was found to be at 35,704.6 cm−1 in the ultraviolet absorption spectrum. A slightly puckered structure with a barrier to planarity of 30 cm−1 was predicted by CASSCF calculations for the S1(π, π∗) state. Lower frequencies for the out-of-plane ring bending vibrations for the electronic excited state result from the weaker π bonding within the pyridine ring

  8. Infrared, Raman, and ultraviolet absorption spectra and theoretical calculations and structure of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoropyridine in its ground and excited electronic states

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    Sheu, Hong-Li; Boopalachandran, Praveenkumar [Department of Chemistry, Texas A& M University, College Station, TX 77843-3255 (United States); Kim, Sunghwan [National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894 (United States); Laane, Jaan, E-mail: laane@chem.tamu.edu [Department of Chemistry, Texas A& M University, College Station, TX 77843-3255 (United States)

    2015-07-29

    Highlights: • The structures of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoropyridine for its S{sub 0} and S{sub 1}(π, π{sup ∗}) states have been calculated. • TFPy is rigidly planar in its ground electronic state, but is quasi-planar and floppy in S{sub 1}. • The barrier to planarity is 30 cm{sup −1} in the excited state. • The observed vibrational frequencies for both states agree well with the computations. • A ring-bending potential energy function for the S{sub 1}(π, π{sup ∗}) state was proposed. - Abstract: Infrared and Raman spectra of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoropyridine (TFPy) were recorded and vibrational frequencies were assigned for its S{sub 0} electronic ground states. Ab initio and density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to complement the experimental work. The lowest electronic excited state of this molecule was investigated with ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy and theoretical CASSCF calculations. The band origin was found to be at 35,704.6 cm{sup −1} in the ultraviolet absorption spectrum. A slightly puckered structure with a barrier to planarity of 30 cm{sup −1} was predicted by CASSCF calculations for the S{sub 1}(π, π{sup ∗}) state. Lower frequencies for the out-of-plane ring bending vibrations for the electronic excited state result from the weaker π bonding within the pyridine ring.

  9. Electronic structure of BaFe2As2 as obtained from DFT/ASW first-principles calculations

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    Schwingenschlögl, Udo

    2010-07-02

    We use ab-initio calculations based on the augmented spherical wave method within density functional theory to study the magnetic ordering and Fermi surface of BaFe2As2, the parent compound of the hole-doped iron pnictide superconductors (K,Ba)Fe2As2, for the tetragonal I4/mmm as well as the orthorhombic Fmmm structure. In comparison to full potential linear augmented plane wave calculations, we obtain significantly smaller magnetic energies. This finding is remarkable, since the augmented spherical wave method, in general, is known for a most reliable description of magnetism. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. First-principles band-structure calculations and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies of the electronic structure of TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5}

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    Khyzhun, O.Y., E-mail: khyzhun@ipms.kiev.ua [Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 3 Krzhyzhanivsky Street, Kyiv 03142 (Ukraine); Bekenev, V.L.; Denysyuk, N.M. [Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 3 Krzhyzhanivsky Street, Kyiv 03142 (Ukraine); Parasyuk, O.V. [Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Eastern European National University, 13 Voli Avenue, Lutsk 43025 (Ukraine); Fedorchuk, A.O. [Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Lviv National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies, Pekarska St., 50, 79010 Lviv (Ukraine)

    2014-01-05

    Highlights: • Electronic structure of TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5} is calculated by the FP-LAPW method. • The valence band is dominated by contributions of Cl 3p states. • Contributions of Pb 6p{sup *} states dominate at the bottom of the conduction band. • The FP-LAPW data allow concluding that TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5} is an indirect-gap material. • XPS core-level and valence-band spectra of polycrystalline TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5} are measured. -- Abstract: We report on first-principles calculations of total and partial densities of states of atoms constituting TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5} using the full potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method. The calculations reveal that the valence band of TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5} is dominated by contributions of the Cl 3p-like states, which contribute mainly at the top of the valence band with also significant contributions throughout the whole valence-band region. In addition, the bottom of the conduction band of TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5} is composed mainly of contributions of the unoccupied Pb 6p-like states. Our FP-LAPW data indicate that the TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5} compound is an indirect-gap material with band gap of 3.42 eV. The X-ray photoelectron core-level and valence-band spectra for pristine and Ar{sup +} ion-irradiated surfaces of a TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5} polycrystalline sample were measured. The measurements reveal high chemical stability and confirm experimentally the low hygroscopicity of TlPb{sub 2}Cl{sub 5} surface.

  11. Python-based finite element code used as a universal and modular tool for electronic structure calculation

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    Cimrman, R.; Tůma, Miroslav; Novák, M.; Čertík, O.; Plešek, Jiří; Vackář, Jiří

    New York: AIP Publishing LLC, 2013 - (Simos, T.; Psihoyios, G.; Tsitouras, C.), s. 1532-1535. (AIP Conference Proceedings. 1558). ISBN 978-0-7354-1184-5. ISSN 1551-7616. [ICNAAM 2013. International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics /11./. Rhodes (GR), 21.09.2013-27.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/11/0853; GA ČR GA101/09/1630 Institutional support: RVO:67985807 ; RVO:68378271 ; RVO:61388998 Keywords : DFT * electronic structure * FEM * Python Subject RIV: IN - Informatics, Computer Science; BE - Theoretical Physics (FZU-D); BE - Theoretical Physics (UT-L)

  12. Structural, elastic and electronic Properties of isotropic cubic crystals of carbon and silicon nanotubes : Density functional based tight binding calculations.

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    Alexander L. Ivanovskii

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Atomic models of cubic crystals (CC of carbon and graphene-like Si nanotubes are offered and their structural, cohesive, elastic and electronic properties are predicted by means of the DFTB method. Our main findings are that the isotropic crystals of carbon nanotubes adopt a very high elastic modulus B and low compressibility β, namely B = 650 GPa, β = 0.0015 1/GPa. In addition, these crystals preserve the initial conductivity type of their “building blocks”, i.e. isolated carbon and Si nanotubes. This feature may be important for design of materials with the selected conductivity type.

  13. First-principles calculation of structural and electronic properties of memantine (Alzheimer's disease) and adamantane (anti-flu) drugs

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    Middleton, Kirsten; Zhang, Guoping; George, Thomas F.

    2012-02-01

    Memantine is currently used as a treatment for mild to severe Alzheimer's disease, although its functionality is complicated. Using various density functional theory calculations and basis sets, we first examine memantine alone and then add ions which are present in the human body. This provides clues as to how the compound may react in the calcium ion channel, where it is believed to treat the disease. In order to understand the difference between calcium and magnesium ions interacting with memantine, we compute the electron affinity of each complex. We find that memantine is more strongly attracted to magnesium ions than calcium ions within the channel. By observing the HOMO-LUMO gap within memantine in comparison to adamantane, we find that memantine is more excitable than the anti-flu drug. We believe these factors to affect the efficiency of memantine as a treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

  14. Electronic structure and magnetic properties of quaternary Heusler alloys CoRhMnZ (Z = Al, Ga, Ge and Si) via first-principle calculations

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    First-principle calculations are performed to predict the electronic structure and elastic and magnetic properties of CoRhMnZ (Z = Al, Ga, Ge and Si) Heusler alloys. The calculations employ the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave. The exchange-correlations are treated within the generalized gradient approximation of Perdew–Burke and Ernzerhof (GGA-PBE). The electronic structure calculations show that these compounds exhibit a gap in the minority states band and are clearly half-metallic ferromagnets, with the exception of the CoRhMnAl and CoRhMnGa, which are simple ferromagnets that are nearly half metallic in nature. The CoRhMnGe and CoRhMnSi compounds and their magnetic moments are in reasonable agreement with the Slater-Pauling rule, which indicates the half metallicity and high spin polarization for these compounds. At the pressure transitions, these compounds undergo a structural phase transition from the Y-type I → Y-type II phase. We have determined the elastic constants C11, C12 and C44 and their pressure dependence, which have not previously been established experimentally or theoretically. - Highlights: • Based on DFT calculations, CoRhMnZ (Z = Al, Ga, Ge and Si) Heusler alloys were investigated. • The magnetic phase stability was determined from the total energy calculations. • The mechanical properties were investigated

  15. Electronic structure and magnetic properties of quaternary Heusler alloys CoRhMnZ (Z = Al, Ga, Ge and Si) via first-principle calculations

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    Benkabou, M. [Laboratoire des Matériaux Magnétiques, Faculté des Sciences, Université DjillaliLiabès de Sidi Bel-Abbès, Sidi Bel-Abbès 22000 (Algeria); Rached, H. [Laboratoire des Matériaux Magnétiques, Faculté des Sciences, Université DjillaliLiabès de Sidi Bel-Abbès, Sidi Bel-Abbès 22000 (Algeria); Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences, Université Hassiba Benbouali, Chlef 02000 (Algeria); Abdellaoui, A. [Laboratoire des Matériaux Magnétiques, Faculté des Sciences, Université DjillaliLiabès de Sidi Bel-Abbès, Sidi Bel-Abbès 22000 (Algeria); Rached, D., E-mail: rachdj@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire des Matériaux Magnétiques, Faculté des Sciences, Université DjillaliLiabès de Sidi Bel-Abbès, Sidi Bel-Abbès 22000 (Algeria); Khenata, R. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modélisation Mathématique de la Matière, (LPQ3M), Université de Mascara, Mascara 29000 (Algeria); and others

    2015-10-25

    First-principle calculations are performed to predict the electronic structure and elastic and magnetic properties of CoRhMnZ (Z = Al, Ga, Ge and Si) Heusler alloys. The calculations employ the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave. The exchange-correlations are treated within the generalized gradient approximation of Perdew–Burke and Ernzerhof (GGA-PBE). The electronic structure calculations show that these compounds exhibit a gap in the minority states band and are clearly half-metallic ferromagnets, with the exception of the CoRhMnAl and CoRhMnGa, which are simple ferromagnets that are nearly half metallic in nature. The CoRhMnGe and CoRhMnSi compounds and their magnetic moments are in reasonable agreement with the Slater-Pauling rule, which indicates the half metallicity and high spin polarization for these compounds. At the pressure transitions, these compounds undergo a structural phase transition from the Y-type I → Y-type II phase. We have determined the elastic constants C{sub 11}, C{sub 12} and C{sub 44} and their pressure dependence, which have not previously been established experimentally or theoretically. - Highlights: • Based on DFT calculations, CoRhMnZ (Z = Al, Ga, Ge and Si) Heusler alloys were investigated. • The magnetic phase stability was determined from the total energy calculations. • The mechanical properties were investigated.

  16. First-principles calculations of structural, electronic, optical and elastic properties of magnesite MgCO 3 and calcite CaCO 3

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    Brik, M. G.

    2011-02-01

    Detailed ab initio calculations of the structural, electronic, optical and elastic properties of two crystals - magnesite (MgCO 3) and calcite (CaCO 3) - are reported in the present paper. Both compounds are important natural minerals, playing an important role in the carbon dioxide cycling. The optimized crystal structures, band gaps, density of states diagrams, elastic constants, optical absorption spectra and refractive indexes dependence on the wavelength all have been calculated and compared, when available, with literature data. Both crystals are indirect band compounds, with calculated band gaps of 5.08 eV for MgCO 3 and 5.023 eV for CaCO 3. Both values are underestimated by approximately 1.0 eV with respect to the experimental data. Although both crystals have the same structure, substitution of Mg by Ca ions leads to certain differences, which manifest themselves in noticeable change in the electronic bands profiles and widths, shape of the calculated absorption spectra, and values of the elastic constants. Response of both crystals to the applied hydrostatic pressure was analyzed in the pressure range of phase stability, variations of the lattice parameters and characteristic interionic distances were considered. The obtained dependencies of lattice constants and calculated band gap on pressure can be used for prediction of properties of these two hosts at elevated pressures that occur in the Earth's mantle.

  17. Fluorescence excitation and ultraviolet absorption spectra and theoretical calculations for benzocyclobutane: Vibrations and structure of its excited S{sub 1}(π,π{sup *}) electronic state

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    Shin, Hee Won; Ocola, Esther J.; Laane, Jaan, E-mail: laane@mail.chem.tamu.edu [Department of Chemistry, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3255 (United States); Kim, Sunghwan [National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20894 (United States)

    2014-01-21

    The fluorescence excitation spectra of jet-cooled benzocyclobutane have been recorded and together with its ultraviolet absorption spectra have been used to assign the vibrational frequencies for this molecule in its S{sub 1}(π,π{sup *}) electronic excited state. Theoretical calculations at the CASSCF(6,6)/aug-cc-pVTZ level of theory were carried out to compute the structure of the molecule in its excited state. The calculated structure was compared to that of the molecule in its electronic ground state as well as to the structures of related molecules in their S{sub 0} and S{sub 1}(π,π{sup *}) electronic states. In each case the decreased π bonding in the electronic excited states results in longer carbon-carbon bonds in the benzene ring. The skeletal vibrational frequencies in the electronic excited state were readily assigned and these were compared to the ground state and to the frequencies of five similar molecules. The vibrational levels in both S{sub 0} and S{sub 1}(π,π{sup *}) states were remarkably harmonic in contrast to the other bicyclic molecules. The decreases in the frequencies of the out-of-plane skeletal modes reflect the increased floppiness of these bicyclic molecules in their S{sub 1}(π,π{sup *}) excited state.

  18. Fermi surface of MoO2 studied by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, de Haas-van Alphen measurements, and electronic structure calculations

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    Moosburger-Will, Judith; Kündel, Jörg; Klemm, Matthias; Horn, Siegfried; Hofmann, Philip; Schwingenschlögl, Udo; Eyert, Volker

    2009-03-01

    A comprehensive study of the electronic properties of monoclinic MoO2 from both an experimental and a theoretical point of view is presented. We focus on the investigation of the Fermi body and the band structure using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, de Haas-van Alphen measurements, and electronic structure calculations. For the latter, the full-potential augmented spherical wave method has been applied. Very good agreement between the experimental and theoretical results is found. In particular, all Fermi surface sheets are correctly identified by all three approaches. Previous controversies concerning additional holelike surfaces centered around the Z and B points could be resolved; these surfaces were artifacts of the atomic-sphere approximation used in the old calculations. Our results underline the importance of electronic structure calculations for the understanding of MoO2 and the neighboring rutile-type early transition-metal dioxides. This includes the low-temperature insulating phases of VO2 and NbO2 , which have crystal structures very similar to that of molybdenum dioxide and display the well-known prominent metal-insulator transitions.

  19. The First Principles Calculation of Structural, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of MnXY (x = Ru, rh and Y = Ga, Ge, Sb) Alloys

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    Moniri, S. M.; Nourbakhsh, Z.; Mostajabodaavati, M.

    The structural, electronic and magnetic properties of MnXY (X = Ru, Rh and Y = Ga, Ge, Sb) Heusler alloys are studied using density functional theory by the WIEN2k package. These materials are ferromagnetic. Also they have some interesting half-metallic properties. The electron density of states, total and local magnetic moment of these alloys are calculated. We have calculated the effective Coulomb interaction Ueff using the ab initio method. We have compared the magnetic moments of these alloys in GGA and LDA+U with the Slater-Pauling rule. Furthermore the effect of hydrostatic pressure on the magnetic moment of these alloys is studied. The calculated results are fitted with a second order polynomial.

  20. Electronic band structure calculations on thin films of the L21 full Heusler alloys X2YSi (X, Y = Mn, Fe, and Co): Toward spintronic materials

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    To design half-metallic materials in thin film form for spintronic devices, the electronic structures of full Heusler alloys (Mn2FeSi, Fe2MnSi, Fe2FeSi, Fe2CoSi, and Co2FeSi) with an L21 structure have been investigated using density functional theory calculations with Gaussian-type functions in a periodic boundary condition. Considering the metal composition, layer thickness, and orbital symmetries, a 5-layered Co2FeSi thin film, whose surface consists of a Si layer, was found to have stable half-metallic nature with a band gap of ca. 0.6 eV in the minority spin state. Using the group theory, the difference between electronic structures in bulk and thin film conditions was discussed. - Highlights: ► Electronic band structure calculations of L21 full Heusler alloy thin films. ► Spintronic materials. ► Electronic properties dependency on layer thickness.

  1. Calculations on thirteen Λ–S states of PO radical: Electronic structure, spectroscopy and spin–orbit coupling

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    This paper presents the potential energy curves (PECs) of X2Π, B2Σ+, B′2Π, C2Σ−, C′2Δ, 32Π, a4Π, b4Σ−, 14Δ, 24Δ, 14Σ+, 16Σ+ and 16Π Λ–S states and the PECs of 16 Ω states generated from the eight bound Λ–S states of PO radical. All the PECs are calculated by the CASSCF method, which is followed by the internally contracted MRCI approach with the Davidson modification. The spin–orbit coupling is included by the state interaction approach with the Breit–Pauli Hamiltonian. The convergent behavior is observed and discussed with respect to the correlation-consistent basis set and level of theory. The effect on the energy splitting by core-electron correlations is studied. To improve the quality of PECs, core-valence correlation corrections are included by a cc-pCVTZ basis set. Scalar relativistic correction calculations are made by the third-order Douglas–Kroll Hamiltonian approximation at the level of a cc-pV5Z basis set. All the PECs are extrapolated to the complete basis set limit. With these PECs, the spectroscopic parameters of 10 Λ–S and 16 Ω bound states are evaluated. The vibrational manifolds of the first 16 vibrational states are evaluated for each Λ–S and Ω state of non-rotation radical. With the PECs obtained by the MRCI+Q/CV+DK+56+SO calculations, the SO coupling splitting energy of X2Π Λ–S state is determined as 225.18 cm−1, which agrees well with the measurements of 224.17 cm−1. Moreover, other spectroscopic parameters and molecular constants calculated here are also in excellent agreement with the available measurements. It shows that the spectroscopic parameters and molecular constants reported here can be expected to be reliable predicted ones. -- Highlights: ► Convergent behavior is observed with respect to the basis set and level of theory. ► Effect on the PECs by core-valence correlation and relativistic corrections is included. ► PECs are extrapolated to the CBS limit. ► Effect on the

  2. Structural, electronic, elastic, thermoelectric and thermodynamic properties of the NbMSb half heusler (M=Fe, Ru, Os) compounds with first principle calculations

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    Abid, O. Miloud; Menouer, S.; Yakoubi, A.; Khachai, H.; Omran, S. Bin; Murtaza, G.; Prakash, Deo; Khenata, R.; Verma, K. D.

    2016-05-01

    The structural, electronic, elastic, thermoelectric and thermodynamic properties of NbMSb (M = Fe, Ru, Os) half heusler compounds are reported. The full-potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) plus local orbital (lo) method, based on the density functional theory (DFT) was employed for the present study. The equilibrium lattice parameter results are in good compliance with the available experimental measurements. The electronic band structure and Boltzmann transport calculations indicated a narrow indirect energy band gap for the compound having electronic structure favorable for thermoelectric performance as well as with substantial thermopowers at temperature ranges from 300 K to 800 K. Furthermore, good potential for thermoelectric performance (thermopower S ≥ 500 μeV) was found at higher temperature. In addition, the analysis of the charge density, partial and total densities of states (DOS) of three compounds demonstrate their semiconducting, ionic and covalent characters. Conversely, the calculated values of the Poisson's ratio and the B/G ratio indicate their ductile makeup. The thermal properties of the compounds were calculated by quasi-harmonic Debye model as implemented in the GIBBS code.

  3. Effects of H on Electronic Structure and Ideal Tensile Strength of W: A First-Principles Calculation

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    LIU Yue-Lin; ZHOU Hong-Bo; JIN Shuo; ZHANG Ying; LU Guang-Hong

    2010-01-01

    @@ We investigate the structure,energetics,and the ideal tensile strength of tungsten(W)with hydrogen(14)using a first-principles method.Both density of states(DOS)and the electron localization function(ELF)reveal the underlying physical mechanism that the tetrahedral interstitial H is the most energetically favorable.The firstprinciples computational tensile test(FPCTT)shows that the ideal tensile strength is 29.1 GPa at the strain of14% along the[001]direction for the intrinsic W,while it decreases to 27.1 GPa at the strain of 12% when one impurity H atom is embedded into the bulk W.These results provide a useful reference to understand W as a plasma facing material in the nuclear fusion Tokamak.

  4. Electronic structure and mechanical properties of ternary ZrTaN alloys studied by ab initio calculations and thin-film growth experiments

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    Abadias, G.; Kanoun, M. B.; Goumri-Said, S.; Koutsokeras, L.; Dub, S. N.; Djemia, Ph.

    2014-10-01

    The structure, phase stability, and mechanical properties of ternary alloys of the Zr-Ta-N system are investigated by combining thin-film growth and ab initio calculations. Zr1-xTaxN films with 0≤x≤1 were deposited by reactive magnetron cosputtering in Ar +N2 plasma discharge and their structural properties characterized by x-ray diffraction. We considered both ordered and disordered alloys, using supercells and special quasirandom structure approaches, to account for different possible metal atom distributions on the cation sublattice. Density functional theory within the generalized gradient approximation was employed to calculate the electronic structure as well as predict the evolution of the lattice parameter and key mechanical properties, including single-crystal elastic constants and polycrystalline elastic moduli, of ternary Zr1-xTaxN compounds with cubic rocksalt structure. These calculated values are compared with experimental data from thin-film measurements using Brillouin light scattering and nanoindentation tests. We also study the validity of Vegard's empirical rule and the effect of growth-dependent stresses on the lattice parameter. The thermal stability of these Zr1-xTaxN films is also studied, based on their structural and mechanical response upon vacuum annealing at 850 °C for 3 h. Our findings demonstrate that Zr1-xTaxN alloys with Ta fraction 0.51⩽x⩽0.78 exhibit enhanced toughness, while retaining high hardness ˜30 GPa, as a result of increased valence electron concentration and phase stability tuning. Calculations performed for disordered or ordered structures both lead to the same conclusion regarding the mechanical behavior of these nitride alloys, in agreement with recent literature findings [H. Kindlund, D. G. Sangiovanni, L. Martinez-de-Olcoz, J. Lu, J. Jensen, J. Birch, I. Petrov, J. E. Greene, V. Chirita, and L. Hultman, APL Materials 1, 042104 (2013), 10.1063/1.4822440].

  5. Failure of the Hume-Rothery stabilization mechanism in the Ag5Li8 gamma-brass studied by first-principles FLAPW electronic structure calculations

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    The first-principles FLAPW (full potential linearized augmented plane wave) electronic structure calculations were performed for the Ag5Li8 gamma-brass, which contains 52 atoms in a unit cell and has been known for many years as one of the most structurally complex alloy phases. The calculations were also made for its neighboring phase AgLi B2 compound. The main objective in the present work is to examine if the Ag5Li8 gamma-brass is stabilized at the particular electrons per atom ratio e/a = 21/13 in the same way as some other gamma-brasses like Cu5Zn8 and Cu9Al4, obeying the Hume-Rothery electron concentration rule. For this purpose, the e/a value for the Ag5Li8 gamma-brass as well as the AgLi B2 compound was first determined by means of the FLAPW-Fourier method we have developed. It proved that both the gamma-brass and the B2 compound possess an e/a value equal to unity instead of 21/13. Moreover, we could demonstrate why the Hume-Rothery stabilization mechanism fails for the Ag5Li8 gamma-brass and proposed a new stability mechanism, in which the unique gamma-brass structure can effectively lower the band-structure energy by forming heavily populated bonding states near the bottom of the Ag-4d band

  6. Electronic structure and optical properties of F-doped β-Ga2O3 from first principles calculations

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    Jinliang, Yan; Chong, Qu

    2016-04-01

    The effects of F-doping concentration on geometric structure, electronic structure and optical property of β-Ga2O3 were investigated. All F-doped β-Ga2O3 with different concentrations are easy to be formed under Ga-rich conditions, the stability and lattice parameters increase with the F-doping concentration. F-doped β-Ga2O3 materials display characteristics of the n-type semiconductor, occupied states contributed from Ga 4s, Ga 4p and O 2p states in the conduction band increase with an increase in F-doping concentration. The increase of F concentration leads to the narrowing of the band gap and the broadening of the occupied states. F-doped β-Ga2O3 exhibits the sharp band edge absorption and a broad absorption band. Absorption edges are blue-shifted, and the intensity of broad band absorption has been enhanced with respect to the fluorine content. The broad band absorption is ascribed to the intra-band transitions from occupied states to empty states in the conduction band. Project supported by the Innovation Project of Shandong Graduate Education, China (No. SDYY13093) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 10974077).

  7. Full-potential calculations of structural, elastic and electronic properties of MgAl2O4 and ZnAl2O4 compounds

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    Theoretical studies of structural, elastic and electronic properties of spinel MgAl2O4 and ZnAl2O4 oxides are presented, using the full-potential linear augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method as implemented in the WIEN97 code. In this approach the local density approximation (LDA) is used for the exchange-correlation (XC) potential. Results are given for lattice constant, bulk modulus, and its pressure derivative. The band structure, density of states, pressure coefficients of energy gaps and elastic constants are also given. We present a detailed comparison with available experimental data and previous calculations. Good agreement is found

  8. Ab initio calculations on the structural, mechanical, electronic, dynamic, and optical properties of semiconductor half-Heusler compound ZrPdSn

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    The structural, mechanical, electronic, dynamic, and optical properties of the ZrPdSn compound crystallising into the MgAgAs structure are investigated by the ab initio calculations based on the density functional theory. The lattice constant, bulk modulus, and first derivative of bulk modulus were obtained by fitting the calculated total energy-atomic volume results to the Murnaghan equation of state. These results were compared to the previous data. The band structure and corresponding density of states (DOS) were also calculated and discussed. The elastic properties were calculated by using the stress-strain method, which shows that the MgAgAs phase of this compound is mechanically stable. The presented phonon dispersion curves and one-phonon DOS confirms that this compound is dynamically stable. In addition, the heat capacity, entropy, and free energy of ZrPdSn were calculated by using the phonon frequencies. Finally, the optical properties, such as dielectric function, reflectivity function, extinction coefficient, refractive index, and energy loss spectrum, were obtained under different pressures.

  9. Ab initio calculations on the structural, mechanical, electronic, dynamic, and optical properties of semiconductor half-Heusler compound ZrPdSn

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    Ciftci, Yasemin Oe. [Gazi Univ., Ankara (Turkey). Dept. of Physics; Coban, Cansu [Balikesir Univ. (Turkey). Dept. of Physics

    2016-05-01

    The structural, mechanical, electronic, dynamic, and optical properties of the ZrPdSn compound crystallising into the MgAgAs structure are investigated by the ab initio calculations based on the density functional theory. The lattice constant, bulk modulus, and first derivative of bulk modulus were obtained by fitting the calculated total energy-atomic volume results to the Murnaghan equation of state. These results were compared to the previous data. The band structure and corresponding density of states (DOS) were also calculated and discussed. The elastic properties were calculated by using the stress-strain method, which shows that the MgAgAs phase of this compound is mechanically stable. The presented phonon dispersion curves and one-phonon DOS confirms that this compound is dynamically stable. In addition, the heat capacity, entropy, and free energy of ZrPdSn were calculated by using the phonon frequencies. Finally, the optical properties, such as dielectric function, reflectivity function, extinction coefficient, refractive index, and energy loss spectrum, were obtained under different pressures.

  10. Determination of the electronic structure and UV-Vis absorption properties of (Na2-xCux)Ta4O11 from first-principle calculations

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    Harb, Moussab

    2013-08-29

    Density functional theory (DFT) and density functional perturbation theory (DFPT) were applied to study the structural, electronic, and optical properties of a (Na2-xCux)Ta4O11 solid solution to accurately calculate the band gap and to predict the optical transitions in these materials using the screened coulomb hybrid (HSE06) exchange-correlation formalism. The calculated density of states showed excellent agreement with UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra predicting a significant red-shift of the band gap from 4.58 eV (calculated 4.94 eV) to 2.76 eV (calculated 2.60 eV) as copper content increased from 0 to 83.3%. The band gap narrowing in these materials, compared to Na2Ta4O11, results from the incorporation of new occupied electronic states, which are strongly localized on the Cu 3d orbitals, and is located within 2.16-2.34 eV just above the valence band of Na2Ta4O11. These new occupied states, however, possess an electronic character localized on Cu, which makes hole mobility limited in the semiconductor. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  11. Theoretical calculation and experimental study of influence of oxygen vacancy on the electronic structure and hemocompatibility of rutile TiO2

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    2009-01-01

    In this work,the relationship between electronic structure and hemocompatibility of oxygen deficient rutile TiO2-x was studied by both theoretical calculation and experimental study. Based on the local density functional theory,first-principals method was performed to calculate the electronic structure of rutile TiO2 with different oxygen vacancy concentration. In the range of less than 10% of (or equal) physically realistic O vacancy concentration,the band gap of rutile TiO2 increases with increasing O vacancy concentration,leading the TiO2 changes from a p-type to an n-type semiconductor. The valance band of TiO2 is predominated by O 2p orbital,while the conduction band is occupied by Ti 3d orbital for different O vacancy concentration. The O vacancy results in the occupation of electrons at the bottom of conduction band of TiO2,and the donor density increases with increasing O vacancy concentration. When materials come in contact with blood,the n-type semiconductor feature of oxygen deficient TiO2-x with the bottom of conduction band occupied by electrons would prevent charge transfer from fibrinogen into the surface of materials,thus inhibiting the aggregation and activation of platelets,therefore improving the hemocompatibility of rutile TiO2-x.

  12. Theoretical calculation and experimental study of influence of oxygen vacancy on the electronic structure and hemocompatibility of rutile TiO2

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    LEI YiFeng; LENG YongXiang; YANG Ping; WAN GuoJiang; HUANG Nan

    2009-01-01

    In this work, the relationship between electronic structure and hemocompatibility of oxygen deficient rutile TiO2-x was studied by both theoretical calculation and experimental study. Based on the local den-sity functional theory, first-principals method was performed to calculate the electronic structure of rutile TiO2 with different oxygen vacancy concentration. In the range of less than 10% of (or equal) physically realistic O vacancy concentration, the band gap of rutile TiO2 increases with increasing O vacancy con-centration, leading the TiO2 changes from a p-type to an n-type semiconductor. The valance band of TiO2 is predominated by O 2p orbital, while the conduction band is occupied by Ti 3d orbital for different O vacancy concentration. The O vacancy results in the occupation of electrons at the bottom of conduction band of TiO2, and the donor density increases with increasing O vacancy concentration. When materials come in contact with blood, the n-type semiconductor feature of oxygen deficient TiO2-xwith the bottom of conduction band occupied by electrons would prevent charge transfer from fibrinogen into the surface of materials, thus inhibiting the aggregation and activation of plateleta, therefore improving the hemo-compatibility of rutile TiO2-x.

  13. First-principles calculations of structural, elastic and electronic properties of Ni{sub 2}MnZ (Z=Al,Ga and In) Heusler alloys

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    Rached, H.; Rached, D.; Rabah, M. [Laboratoire des Materiaux Magnetiques, Departement de Physique, Faculte des Sciences, Universite Djillali LIABES, Sidi-Bel-Abbes (Algeria); Khenata, R. [Laboratoire des Materiaux Magnetiques, Departement de Physique, Faculte des Sciences, Universite Djillali LIABES, Sidi-Bel-Abbes (Algeria); Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modelisation Mathematique de la Matiere (LPQ3M), Centre universitaire de Mascara, Mascara (Algeria); Reshak, Ali H. [Institute of Physical Biology, University of S. Bohemia, Institute of System Biology and Ecology Academy of Sciences, Nove Hrady (Czech Republic)

    2009-07-15

    We have performed ab-initio density-functional theory self-consistent calculations using the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital method within local spin-density approximation to study the electronic and magnetic properties of Ni{sub 2}MnZ(Z=Al,Ga and In) in L2{sub 1} structure. The magnetic phase stability is determined from the total energy calculations for both the nonmagnetic (NM) and magnetic (M) phases. The theoretical calculations clearly indicate that at both ambient and high pressures, the magnetic phase is more stable than the nonmagnetic phase. The elastic constants at equilibrium are also determined. We derived the bulk and shear moduli, Young's modulus, and Poisson's ratio. The Debye temperature of Ni{sub 2}MnZ was estimated from the average sound velocity. (copyright 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  14. Electronic structure of MoSe2, MoS2, and WSe2. I. Band-structure calculations and photoelectron spectroscopy

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    Coehoorn, R.; Haas, C.; Dijkstra, J.; Flipse, C.J.F.; de Groot, R. A.; Wold, A.

    1987-01-01

    The band structures of the semiconducting layered compounds MoSe2, MoS2, and WSe2 have been calculated self-consistently with the augmented-spherical-wave method. Angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy of MoSe2 using He I, He II, and Ne I radiation, and photon-energy-dependent normal-emission photoelectron spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation, show that the calculational results give a good description of the valence-band structure. At about 1 eV below the top of the valence band a dis...

  15. Self-healing diffusion quantum Monte Carlo algorithms: direct reduction of the fermion sign error in electronic structure calculations

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    We develop a formalism and present an algorithm for optimization of the trial wave-function used in fixed-node diffusion quantum Monte Carlo (DMC) methods. The formalism is based on the DMC mixed estimator of the ground state probability density. We take advantage of a basic property of the walker configuration distribution function generated in a DMC calculation, to (i) project-out a multi-determinant expansion of the fixed node ground state wave-function and (ii) to define a cost function that relates the interacting-ground-state-fixed-node and the non-interacting-trial wave-functions. We argue in favor of the conjecture that removing the kink of the fixed-node ground-state wave-function at the node improves the resulting wave-function nodal structure. If this conjecture is valid, then the noise in the fixed-noded wave function resulting from finite sampling would play a beneficial role, allowing the nodes to adjust towards the ones of the exact many-body ground state in a simulated annealing-like process. Based on these conjectures, we propose a method to improve both single determinant and multi-determinant expressions of the trial wave-function that can be generalized to other wave-function forms such as pfaffians. We test the method in a model system where a near analytical solution can be found. Comparing the DMC calculations with the exact solutions, we find that the trial wave-function is systematically improved. The overlap of the optimized trial wave-function and the exact ground state converges to 100% even starting from wave-functions orthogonal to the exact ground state. Similarly, the DMC total energy and density converges to the exact solutions for the model. In the optimization process we find an approximation optimal effective non-interacting density-functional-like nodal potential whose existence was predicted in a previous publication (Phys. Rev. B 77 245110 (2008)). Tests of the method are extended to a model system with a full Coulomb

  16. DFT calculations study of structural, electronic, and optical properties of Cu2ZnSn(S1−xSex)4 alloys

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    Highlights: • CZTSSe alloys in four crystal structures were studied by DFT calculations. • The parameters of CZTSSe alloys are nearly linear varying with Se compositions. • The composition of CZTSSe alloys could be determined by conventional optical measurements. - Abstract: As promising solar cell absorb materials, detailed density functional theory calculations of the structural, electronic, and optical properties of Cu2ZnSn(S1−xSex)4 alloys with different crystal structures (including: zincblende-derived kesterite, zincblende-derived stannite, wurtzite-derived kesterite, and wurtzite-derived stannite) over the whole range of Se composition from x = 0 to x = 1 were systematically investigated in the present work. The calculated results revealed that the lattice constants variation of Cu2ZnSn(S1−xSex)4 alloys obey the Vegard’s law; and the wurtzite-derived alloys have better alloy solubility and component-uniform compared with zincblende-derived alloys. In the whole range of x, the calculated lattice constants, band gaps, dielectric constants, and refractive index are nearly linear varying with Se compositions. Using the fitting functional relationships, one not only designs suitable Cu2ZnSn(S1−xSex)4 alloys as absorber materials for solar cells, but also determines the composition of Cu2ZnSn(S1−xSex)4 alloys by conventional optical measurements in practice

  17. Electronic structure calculations of mercury mobilization from mineral phases and photocatalytic removal from water and the atmosphere

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    Mercury is a hazardous environmental pollutant mobilized from natural sources, and anthropogenically contaminated and disturbed areas. Current methods to assess mobility and environmental impact are mainly based on field measurements, soil monitoring, and kinetic modelling. In order to understand in detail the extent to which different mineral sources can give rise to mercury release it is necessary to investigate the complexity at the microscopic level and the possible degradation/dissolution processes. In this work, we investigated the potential for mobilization of mercury structurally trapped in three relevant minerals occurring in hot spring environments and mining areas, namely, cinnabar (α-HgS), corderoite (α-Hg3S2Cl2), and mercuric chloride (HgCl2). Quantum chemical methods based on density functional theory as well as more sophisticated approaches are used to assess the possibility of a) direct photoreduction and formation of elemental Hg at the surface of the minerals, providing a path for ready release in the environment; and b) reductive dissolution of the minerals in the presence of solutions containing halogens. Furthermore, we study the use of TiO2 as a potential photocatalyst for decontamination of polluted waters (mainly Hg2+-containing species) and air (atmospheric Hg0). Our results partially explain the observed pathways of Hg mobilization from relevant minerals and the microscopic mechanisms behind photocatalytic removal of Hg-based pollutants. Possible sources of disagreement with observations are discussed and further improvements to our approach are suggested. - Highlights: • Mercury mobilization pathways from three Hg bearing minerals were studied. • Their electronic properties were analysed using quantum mechanical modelling. • Cinnabar and corderoite are not photodegradable, but mercuric chloride is. • The trend is reversed for dissolution induced by the presence of halogen couples. • Photocatalytic removal of Hg from air and

  18. Electronic structure calculations of mercury mobilization from mineral phases and photocatalytic removal from water and the atmosphere

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    Da Pieve, Fabiana, E-mail: fabiana.dapieve@gmail.com [Université libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.), Boulevard du Triomphe, CP 231, Campus Plaine, B-1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); Stankowski, Martin [LU Open Innovation Center, Lund University, Box 117, SE-221 00 Lund (Sweden); European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF) (Country Unknown); Hogan, Conor [European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF) (Country Unknown); Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Struttura della Materia (CNR–ISM), University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome (Italy); Physics Department, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome (Italy)

    2014-09-15

    Mercury is a hazardous environmental pollutant mobilized from natural sources, and anthropogenically contaminated and disturbed areas. Current methods to assess mobility and environmental impact are mainly based on field measurements, soil monitoring, and kinetic modelling. In order to understand in detail the extent to which different mineral sources can give rise to mercury release it is necessary to investigate the complexity at the microscopic level and the possible degradation/dissolution processes. In this work, we investigated the potential for mobilization of mercury structurally trapped in three relevant minerals occurring in hot spring environments and mining areas, namely, cinnabar (α-HgS), corderoite (α-Hg{sub 3}S{sub 2}Cl{sub 2}), and mercuric chloride (HgCl{sub 2}). Quantum chemical methods based on density functional theory as well as more sophisticated approaches are used to assess the possibility of a) direct photoreduction and formation of elemental Hg at the surface of the minerals, providing a path for ready release in the environment; and b) reductive dissolution of the minerals in the presence of solutions containing halogens. Furthermore, we study the use of TiO{sub 2} as a potential photocatalyst for decontamination of polluted waters (mainly Hg{sup 2+}-containing species) and air (atmospheric Hg{sup 0}). Our results partially explain the observed pathways of Hg mobilization from relevant minerals and the microscopic mechanisms behind photocatalytic removal of Hg-based pollutants. Possible sources of disagreement with observations are discussed and further improvements to our approach are suggested. - Highlights: • Mercury mobilization pathways from three Hg bearing minerals were studied. • Their electronic properties were analysed using quantum mechanical modelling. • Cinnabar and corderoite are not photodegradable, but mercuric chloride is. • The trend is reversed for dissolution induced by the presence of halogen couples.

  19. First-principles calculations for electronic and optical properties of the zinc-blende structured BeS compound under pressure

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    The electronic and the optical properties of the cubic zinc-blende (ZB) BeS under high pressure have been investigated by using ab initio plane-wave pseudopotential density functional theory method in the generalised gradient approximation (GGA) for exchange-correlation interaction. The electronic band structure and the pressure dependence of the total and partial densities of state under pressure are successfully described. Our calculations show that the ZB BeS has large and indirect band gaps associated with (Γ → X) transitions in ambient conditions. The results obtained are consistent with the experimental data available and other calculations. The optical properties, including dielectric function, energy-loss function, complex refractive index, reflection and absorption spectra, are investigated and analysed at different external pressures. The results suggest that the optical absorption appears mostly in the ultra-violet region and the curve of refractive index shift toward high energies (blue shift) with pressure increasing. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  20. Study by electronic structure calculations of the radiation damage in the UO2 nuclear fuel: behaviour of the point defects and fission gases

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    Uranium dioxide (UO2) is worldwide the most widely used fuel in nuclear plants in the world and in particular in pressurized water reactors (PWR). In-pile the fission of uranium nuclei creates fission products and point defects in the fuel. The understanding of the evolution of these radiation damages requires a multi-scale modelling approach of the nuclear fuel, from the scale of the pellet to the atomic scale. We used an electronic structure calculation method based on the density functional theory (DFT) to model radiation damage in UO2 at the atomic scale. A Hubbard-type Coulomb interaction term is added to the standard DFT formalism to take into account the strong correlations of the 5f electrons in UO2. This method is used to study point defects with various charge states and the incorporation and diffusion of krypton in uranium dioxide. This study allowed us to obtain essential data for higher scale models but also to interpret experimental results. In parallel of this study, three ways to improve the state of the art of electronic structure calculations of UO2 have been explored: the consideration of the spin-orbit coupling neglected in current point defect calculations, the application of functionals allowing one to take into account the non-local interactions such as van der Waals interactions important for rare gases and the use of the Dynamical Mean Field Theory combined to the DFT method in order to take into account the dynamical effects in the 5f electron correlations. (author)

  1. Structural, electronic and optical properties of pure and Ni2+-doped CdI2 layered crystals as explored by ab initio and crystal field calculations

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    Influence of impurity Ni2+ ions on optical absorption spectra of layered CdI2 single crystals has been considered for localized level of doping. Optical properties of CdI2:Ni2+ crystals were modeled using two independent approaches: (i) DFT-based ab initio calculations and (ii) semi-empirical crystal field theory. The former method allowed for locating the Ni2+ 3d states with respect to the host's band structure, providing a link between the properties of impurity and host itself. The latter method allowed for calculations of crystal field splitting of the Ni2+ LS terms, giving an opportunity to assign the main bands in the absorption spectrum of the doped crystal. To increase accuracy in calculating the point charge contribution to the crystal field parameters (CFP), contributions of all crystal lattice ions located at a distance of up to 72.999 A from the Ni ion were included into the crystal lattice sums. The crystal field Hamiltonian was diagonalized in the space of 25 wave functions of the spin-triplet terms 3F, 3P and the spin-singlet terms 1S, 1D, 1G of the 3d8 electron configuration of Ni2+ ion. Additional calculations of the band structure and optical functions were performed to reveal the structure of the energy bands, their role in the formation of optical properties of this system in the overlapping impurity-ligand effects. Electron density distribution in the space between atoms before and after doping was compared; hybridization of the Ni 3d states with iodine 5p states was demonstrated. The role of the crystal anisotropy in the observed effects is discussed.

  2. The common effects of surface and internal bonds on the electronic structure of Bi2Te3 nano-films by first-principles calculation

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    The effects of external stress on Bi2Te3 nano-films have been investigated by first-principles calculation, including stability, electronic structure, crystal structure, and bond order. It is found that the critical thickness of nano-film is sensitive to the stress in Bi2Te3 nano-film while the band gap is near constant. The critical thickness decreases under tensile stress, whereas it increases under compressive stress. The band gap and band order of Bi2Te3 film has been affected collectively by the surface and internal crystal structures, the contraction ratio between surface bond length of nano-film and the corresponding bond length of bulk decides the band order of Bi2Te3 film. (paper)

  3. The effects of surface bond relaxation on electronic structure of Sb2Te3 nano-films by first-principles calculation

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    The effects of vertical compressive stress on Sb2Te3 nano-films have been investigated by the first principles calculation, including stability, electronic structure, crystal structure, and bond order. It is found that the band gap of nano-film is sensitive to the stress in Sb2Te3 nano-film and the critical thickness increases under compressive stress. The band gap and band order of Sb2Te3 film has been affected collectively by the surface and internal crystal structures, the contraction ratio between surface bond length of nano-film and the corresponding bond length of bulk decides the band order of Sb2Te3 film

  4. Relativistic calculations of atomic structure

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    Fricke, Burkhard

    1984-01-01

    A review of relativistic atomic structure calculations is given with a emphasis on the Multiconfigurational-Dirac-Fock method. Its problems and deficiencies are discussed together with the contributions which go beyond the Dirac-Fock procedure.

  5. Ab-initio calculations of pressure effect on electronic and magnetic structure of ferromagnetic-superconductor RuSr2GdCu2O8

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available We have performed a first-principle calculation of electronic structure of RuSr2GdCu2O8, a ferromagnetic-superconductor, by employing a full-potential linearized augmented plane-wave method within the density functional theory. Hydrostatic pressure applied up to 6 GPa by varying the volume of the unit cell with constant a:b:c ratio. Optimization of internal parameters showed that there exists shear stress due to the residual forces in Ru-O layers which leads to anti-phase rotation of RuO6 octahedra in experimental structure of this compound. Partial charge analysis showed that applying pressure leads to hole injection in Cu-O sheets and by applying charge transfer model, we obtained 1.9 K/GPa for the rate of increase in superconducting transition temperature with pressure. The exchange coupling interaction J between the adjacent Ru atoms was calculated by energy difference between the AFM and FM configuration of magnetic structure of Ru atoms. According to the result of the calculations, the magnetic moment of Ru atoms decreased and exchange coupling parameter J increased by applying pressure.

  6. Investigating crystalline-polarity-dependent electronic structures of GaN by hard x-ray photoemission and ab-initio calculations

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    Ohsawa, Takeo; Ueda, Shigenori; Suzuki, Motohiro; Tateyama, Yoshitaka; Williams, Jesse R.; Ohashi, Naoki

    2015-10-01

    Crystalline-polarity-dependent electronic structures of gallium nitride (GaN) were studied by photoemission spectroscopy (PES) using soft and hard x-rays with different linear polarizations. A peak located near the valence band (VB) maximum was enhanced for a (0001) surface compared with that for a ( 000 1 ¯ ) surface regardless of photon energy. Comparison of the VB density of states obtained by ab-initio calculations with the observed VB-PES spectra indicates that the crystalline-polarity dependence is associated with the Ga 4p and N 2p states. The most plausible origin of the crystalline-polarity-dependent VB feature is based on the photoemission phenomena of electrons in the pz-orbitals due to spontaneous electric polarization along the c-axis of GaN.

  7. Electronic structure and optical properties of the nonlinear optical crystal Pb{sub 4}O(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} by first-principles calculations

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    Yang, Zhihua, E-mail: zhyang@ms.xjb.ac.cn [Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); Pan, Shilie, E-mail: slpan@ms.xjb.ac.cn [Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); Yu, Hongwei [Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Electronic Information Materials and Devices, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 40-1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Lee, Ming-Hsien [Department of Physics, Tamkang University, Taipei 25137, Taiwan (China)

    2013-02-15

    Pb{sub 4}O(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} has a layered-type arrangement with optimally aligned BO{sub 3} triangles. The optical band gap is 3.317 eV obtained via the extrapolation method from the UV-vis-IR optical diffuse reflectance spectrum, consequently the absorption edge is about 374 nm. Density functional calculations using a generalized gradient approximation were utilized to investigate the electronic structures and optical properties of Pb{sub 4}O(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}. The calculated band structures show a direct gap of 2.608 eV, which is in agreement with the experimental optical band gap. A delocalized {pi} bonding of BO{sub 3} triangles and the stereo-effect of the lone pair 6s{sup 2} of lead cations are studied in electron densities. The birefringence is about 0.039-0.061 with the wavelength larger than about 375 nm. The calculated second-order susceptibility d{sub 24}=3.5 d{sub 36} (KDP) which is well consistent with the powder SHG intensity. - Graphical abstract: The density of state (DOS) show that the bottom of the valence bands is mainly derived from of the lone pair 6s{sup 2} of Pb{sup 2+}, and the top of the valence band is attributed to the hybridization orbitals from B-O groups. Calculated electronic structures indicate that the BO{sub 3} group with typical delocalization {pi} orbitals and strongly distorted lead oxygen polyhedra with highly asymmetric lobes on lead cations make a large SHG effect in Pb{sub 4}O(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Lone pair effect on Pb{sup 2+} and delocalization {pi} orbital in BO{sub 3} group is studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The combination of PbO{sub n} (n=3,4,5) and BO{sub 3} group makes Pb{sub 4}O(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} a large SHG effect. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pb{sub 4}O(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} is a direct gap material with the gap 2.608 eV by the ab initio method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The calculated birefringence is about 0.039-0.061 with the wavelength of about 375 nm. Black

  8. Quantitative excited state spectroscopy of a single InGaAs quantum dot molecule through multi-million-atom electronic structure calculations

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    Atomistic electronic structure calculations are performed to study the coherent inter-dot couplings of the electronic states in a single InGaAs quantum dot molecule. The experimentally observed excitonic spectrum by Krenner et al (2005) Phys. Rev. Lett. 94 057402 is quantitatively reproduced, and the correct energy states are identified based on a previously validated atomistic tight binding model. The extended devices are represented explicitly in space with 15-million-atom structures. An excited state spectroscopy technique is applied where the externally applied electric field is swept to probe the ladder of the electronic energy levels (electron or hole) of one quantum dot through anti-crossings with the energy levels of the other quantum dot in a two-quantum-dot molecule. This technique can be used to estimate the spatial electron-hole spacing inside the quantum dot molecule as well as to reverse engineer quantum dot geometry parameters such as the quantum dot separation. Crystal-deformation-induced piezoelectric effects have been discussed in the literature as minor perturbations lifting degeneracies of the electron excited (P and D) states, thus affecting polarization alignment of wavefunction lobes for III-V heterostructures such as single InAs/GaAs quantum dots. In contrast, this work demonstrates the crucial importance of piezoelectricity to resolve the symmetries and energies of the excited states through matching the experimentally measured spectrum in an InGaAs quantum dot molecule under the influence of an electric field. Both linear and quadratic piezoelectric effects are studied for the first time for a quantum dot molecule and demonstrated to be indeed important. The net piezoelectric contribution is found to be critical in determining the correct energy spectrum, which is in contrast to recent studies reporting vanishing net piezoelectric contributions.

  9. Identification and characterization of the HCl-DMS gas phase molecular complex via infrared spectroscopy and electronic structure calculations

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    Bork, Nicolai Christian; Du, Lin; Kjærgaard, Henrik Grum

    2014-01-01

    prediction is within the experimental range. We find that coupled cluster corrections to the electronic energy improves ΔG° estimates if and only if triple excitations are included. These estimates may be further improved by applying vibrational scaling factors to account for anharmonicity. Hereby, all but...

  10. Full-potential calculation of the structural, elastic, electronic and magnetic properties of XFeO3 (X=Sr and Ba) perovskite

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    First-principles study of the structural, elastic, magnetic and electronic properties of the cubic perovskite SrFeO3 and BaFeO3 has been performed using the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital (FP-LMTO) method within the local spin density approximation (LSDA). The calculated equilibrium lattice constant of SrFeO3 is in good agreement with the available theoretical results. The independent elastic constants Cij, bulk modulus B and its pressure derivatives B', Shear modulus G, Young's modulus E and Poisson's ratio ν are obtained for both compounds. From the analysis of the ratio of shear to bulk modulus, it is found that SrFO3 (BaFeO3) is ductile (brittle) in nature. Band structures, total and partial densities of states show that the orbitals formed by Fe-O band have a primary importance in the determination of the electronic properties of the studied compounds. The calculated magnetic properties show that the magnetic moment of Fe is much higher and the contribution of the (Sr, Ba) and O elements to the magnetic moment is negligible.

  11. Full-potential calculation of the structural, elastic, electronic and magnetic properties of XFeO{sub 3} (X=Sr and Ba) perovskite

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    Rached, H. [Laboratoire des Materiaux Magnetiques, Faculte des Sciences, Universite Djillali Liabes de Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes (22000) (Algeria); Rached, D., E-mail: rachdj@yahoo.f [Laboratoire des Materiaux Magnetiques, Faculte des Sciences, Universite Djillali Liabes de Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes (22000) (Algeria); Rabah, M. [Laboratoire des Materiaux Magnetiques, Faculte des Sciences, Universite Djillali Liabes de Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes (22000) (Algeria); Khenata, R., E-mail: Khenata_rabah@yahoo.f [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modelisation Mathematique de la Matiere (LPQ3M), Universite de Mascara, Mascara 29000 (Algeria); Department of Physics and Astronomy, King Saud University, P.O Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Reshak, Ali H. [Institute of Physical Biology, South Bohemia University, Nove Hrady 373 33 (Czech Republic); Institute of Nano Electronic Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, 01000 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia)

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    First-principles study of the structural, elastic, magnetic and electronic properties of the cubic perovskite SrFeO{sub 3} and BaFeO{sub 3} has been performed using the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital (FP-LMTO) method within the local spin density approximation (LSDA). The calculated equilibrium lattice constant of SrFeO{sub 3} is in good agreement with the available theoretical results. The independent elastic constants C{sub ij}, bulk modulus B and its pressure derivatives B', Shear modulus G, Young's modulus E and Poisson's ratio {nu} are obtained for both compounds. From the analysis of the ratio of shear to bulk modulus, it is found that SrFO{sub 3} (BaFeO{sub 3}) is ductile (brittle) in nature. Band structures, total and partial densities of states show that the orbitals formed by Fe-O band have a primary importance in the determination of the electronic properties of the studied compounds. The calculated magnetic properties show that the magnetic moment of Fe is much higher and the contribution of the (Sr, Ba) and O elements to the magnetic moment is negligible.

  12. Calculated structural, electronic and elastic properties of M2GeC (M=Ti, V, Cr, Zr, Nb, Mo, Hf, Ta and W)

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    Using ab initio calculations, we have studied the structural, electronic and elastic properties of M2GeC, with M=Ti, V, Cr, Zr, Nb, Mo, Hf, Ta and W. Geometrical optimizations of the unit cell are in agreement with the available experimental data. The band structures show that all studied materials are electrical conductors. The analysis of the site and momentum projected densities shows that bonding is due to M d-C p and M d-Ge p hybridizations. The elastic constants are calculated using the static finite strain technique. The shear modulus C44, which is directly related to the hardness, reaches its maximum when the valence electron concentration is in the range 8.41-8.50. We derived the bulk and shear moduli, Young's moduli and Poisson's ratio for ideal polycrystalline M2GeC aggregates. We estimated the Debye temperature of M2GeC from the average sound velocity. This is the first quantitative theoretical prediction of the elastic constants of Ti2GeC, V2GeC, Cr2GeC, Zr2GeC, Nb2GeC, Mo2GeC, Hf2GeC, Ta2GeC and W2GeC compounds, and it still awaits experimental confirmation. (orig.)

  13. Insight into structural, mechanical, electronic and thermodynamic properties of intermetallic phases in Zr-Sn system from first-principles calculations

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    Liu, Shuai; Zhan, Yongzhong; Wu, Junyan; Wei, Xuanchen

    2015-11-01

    The structural, phase stabilities, mechanical, electronic and thermodynamic properties of intermetallic phases in Zr-Sn system are investigated by using first-principles method. The equilibrium lattice constants, enthalpy of formation (ΔHform) and elastic constants are obtained and compared with available experimental and theoretical data. The configuration of Zr4Sn is measured with reasonable precision. The ΔHform of five hypothetical structures are obtained in order to find possible metastable phase for Zr-Sn system. The mechanical properties, including bulk modulus, shear modulus, Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio, are calculated by Voigt-Reuss-Hill approximation and the Zr5Sn4 and Zr5Sn3 show excellent mechanical properties. The electronic density of states for Zr5Sn4, Zr5Sn3 and cP8-Zr3Sn are calculated to further investigate the stability of intermetallic compounds. Through the quasi-harmonic Debye model, the Debye temperature, heat capacity and thermal expansion coefficient under temperature of 0-300 K and pressure of 0-50 GPa for Zr5Sn3 and Zr5Sn4 are deeply investigated.

  14. The molecular structure, conformation, potential to internal rotation and force field of 2,2,2-trifluoroacetamide as studied by gas electron diffraction and quantum chemical calculations

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    Gundersen, Snefrid; Samdal, Svein; Seip, Ragnhild; Shorokhov, Dmitry J.; Strand, Tor G.

    1998-04-01

    2,2,2-Trifluoroacetamide (TFA) has been studied by electron diffraction (ED), ab initio Hartree-Fock (HF), density functional theory (DFT), and MP2 calculations. The calculations give one conformation with one of the CF bonds anti to the CO bond and a planar NH 2 group, except for MP2/6-311 + + G∗∗, which predicts a slightly pyramidale NH 2 group. A molecular force field has been determined, and the fundamental frequencies have tentatively been assigned. The refined structural parameters were determined using constrained ED, i.e. ab initio results are included as constraints in the analysis. The structural parameters are: rg(N-H 4) = 1.040(4), rg(CO) = 1.211(2), rg(C-N) = 1.362(4), rg = 1.562(1), rg(C-F 7) = 1.347(1), ∠ αOCN = 126.5(2), ∠ αCCN = 116.3(4), ∠ αCCF 7 = 111.9(1), and ∠ αCNH 4 = 118.5(11). Bond distances are in Å and bond angles in degrees. Uncertainties are one standard deviation from least squares refinement using a diagonal weight matrix and inclusion of the uncertainty in the electron wavelength. The structural parameters have been compared with related amides. The Fourier coefficients V3 and V6 in the potential to internal rotation of the CF 3 group, V(α) = 1/2∗V 3∗(1 - cos(3∗α)) + 1/2∗V 6∗(1 - cos(6∗α)) , are determined to be 2.7(4) and - 0.7(3) kJ/mol, respectively. The syn barrier is experimentally determined to be 2.6(4) kJ/mol, which is in good agreeent with theoretical calculations.

  15. Calculation of electronic structure and diffusion thermopower of Cu-Ni and Ag-Pd alloys by the APW-VCA method

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    Schoen's augmented-plane-wave virtual-crystal approximation (APW-VCA) is used first for calculation of the density of electronic states and electronic properties of disordered substitutional metal alloys. The electronic specific heat coefficient and the diffusion thermopower of AgxPd1-x and CuxNi1-x alloys as a function of concentration are calculated. The calculation used no adjustable parameters. The results are compared with experiment and with previous calculations performed in the framework of CPA. It is shown that the agreement with experiment is not worse than within CPA, and at a low concentration of the noble metal it is even better. (orig.)

  16. Effects of Oxygen Vacancy on the Electronic Structure of Monoclinic HfO2 and Its Defect Energy States by the First Principles Calculation

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    TAN Ting-Ting; CHEN Xi; GUO Ting-Ting; LIU Zheng-Tang

    2013-01-01

    The structural relaxation,electronic structures,formation energies and transition energy levels of monoclinic HfO2 with neutral and charged oxygen vacancies have been studied using the first principles calculation based on density-functional theory and generalized gradient approximation.The results show that oxygen vacancies with different charge states can be formed in m-HfO2 under both oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor conditions.Especially,lower formation energy is obtained in poor oxygen environment.In the presence of oxygen vacancies with different charge states,extra levels can be observed at different positions in the band gap.And the most stable charge states are obtained for varying Fermi levels m the HfO2 band gap.It is found that oxygen vacancy in m-HfO2 has a negative-U behavior.

  17. First principles calculations of structural, electronic, thermodynamic and optical properties of BAs{sub 1-x}P{sub x} alloy

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    Drablia, S; Meradji, H; Ghemid, S; Labidi, S [Laboratoire LPR, Departement de Physique, Faculte des Sciences, Universite d' Annaba (Algeria); Bouhafs, B [Laboratoire de Modelisation et Simulation en Sciences des Materiaux, Departement de Physique, Faculte des Sciences, Universite de Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria)], E-mail: hmeradji@yahoo.fr

    2009-04-15

    First principles calculations have been used to investigate the structural, electronic, thermodynamic and optical properties of boron ternary alloy BAs{sub 1-x} P{sub x}, using a hybrid full-potential (linear) augmented plane wave plus the local orbitals (APW + lo) method within the density-functional theory (DFT). The Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof generalized gradient approximation (PBE-GGA) as well as the Engel-Vosko (EV)-GGA are used to calculate the band gap. We investigated the effect of composition on lattice constant, bulk modulus and band gap. Deviations of the lattice constant from Vegard's law and the bulk modulus from linear concentration dependence (LCD) were observed for the alloy. Using the approach of Zunger and co-workers, the microscopic origins of the gap bowing are explained. The thermodynamic stability of the alloy is investigated by calculating the excess enthalpy of mixing {delta}H{sub m} as well as the phase diagram. The calculated phase diagram showed a broad miscibility gap for the alloy of interest with a high critical temperature. For optical properties, the compositional dependence of the refractive index and the dielectric constant is studied.

  18. Comparative study of tight-binding and ab initio electronic structure calculations focused on magnetic anisotropy in ordered CoPt alloy

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    Zemen, J., E-mail: zemen@fzu.cz [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom); Institute of Physics ASCR, v. v. i., Cukrovarnická 10, 162 00 Praha 6 (Czech Republic); Mašek, J. [Institute of Physics ASCR, v. v. i., Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Praha 8 (Czech Republic); Kučera, J. [Institute of Physics ASCR, v. v. i., Cukrovarnická 10, 162 00 Praha 6 (Czech Republic); Mol, J.A. [Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (Netherlands); Institute of Physics ASCR, v. v. i., Cukrovarnická 10, 162 00 Praha 6 (Czech Republic); Motloch, P. [Institute of Physics ASCR, v. v. i., Cukrovarnická 10, 162 00 Praha 6 (Czech Republic); Jungwirth, T. [Institute of Physics ASCR, v. v. i., Cukrovarnická 10, 162 00 Praha 6 (Czech Republic); School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)

    2014-04-01

    An empirical multiorbital (spd) tight binding (TB) model including magnetism and spin–orbit coupling is applied to calculations of magnetic anisotropy energy (MAE) in CoPt L1{sub 0} structure. A realistic Slater–Koster parametrisation for single-element transition metals is adapted for the ordered binary alloy. Spin magnetic moment and density of states are calculated using a full-potential linearised augmented plane-wave (LAPW) ab initio method and our TB code with different variants of the interatomic parameters. Detailed mutual comparison of this data allows for determination of a subset of the compound TB parameters tuning of which improves the agreement of the TB and LAPW results. MAE calculated as a function of band filling using the refined parameters is in broad agreement with ab initio data for all valence states and in quantitative agreement with ab initio and experimental data for the natural band filling. Our work provides a practical basis for further studies of relativistic magnetotransport anisotropies by means of local Green's function formalism which is directly compatible with our TB approach. - Highlights: • Calculations of electronic structure properties of bulk ordered CoPt alloy using tight-binding (TB) and density functional theory (DFT) approach. • Refinement of existing single-element TB parameters for a binary alloy based on a comparison of band structure and spin magnetic moment per atom to DFT results. • Quantitative agreement of magnetic anisotropy energy (MAE) obtained by TB and DFT on a range of band fillings. • Successful description of ground state spin–orbit coupling phenomena using an extended TB model suitable for subsequent magnetotransport simulations.

  19. Comparative study of tight-binding and ab initio electronic structure calculations focused on magnetic anisotropy in ordered CoPt alloy

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    An empirical multiorbital (spd) tight binding (TB) model including magnetism and spin–orbit coupling is applied to calculations of magnetic anisotropy energy (MAE) in CoPt L10 structure. A realistic Slater–Koster parametrisation for single-element transition metals is adapted for the ordered binary alloy. Spin magnetic moment and density of states are calculated using a full-potential linearised augmented plane-wave (LAPW) ab initio method and our TB code with different variants of the interatomic parameters. Detailed mutual comparison of this data allows for determination of a subset of the compound TB parameters tuning of which improves the agreement of the TB and LAPW results. MAE calculated as a function of band filling using the refined parameters is in broad agreement with ab initio data for all valence states and in quantitative agreement with ab initio and experimental data for the natural band filling. Our work provides a practical basis for further studies of relativistic magnetotransport anisotropies by means of local Green's function formalism which is directly compatible with our TB approach. - Highlights: • Calculations of electronic structure properties of bulk ordered CoPt alloy using tight-binding (TB) and density functional theory (DFT) approach. • Refinement of existing single-element TB parameters for a binary alloy based on a comparison of band structure and spin magnetic moment per atom to DFT results. • Quantitative agreement of magnetic anisotropy energy (MAE) obtained by TB and DFT on a range of band fillings. • Successful description of ground state spin–orbit coupling phenomena using an extended TB model suitable for subsequent magnetotransport simulations

  20. Conformational Characteristics of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) Based Upon Ab Initio Electronic Structure Calculations on Model Molecules

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    Smith, Grant D.; Jaffe, R. L.; Yoon, D. Y.; Arnold, James O. (Technical Monitor)

    1994-01-01

    Conformational energy contours of perfluoroalkanes, determined from ab initio calculations, confirm the well-known spitting of trans states into two minima at plus or minus 17 degrees but also show that the gauche states split as well, with minima at plus or minus 124 degrees and plus or minus 84 in order to relieve steric crowding. The directions of such split distortions from the perfectly staggered states are strongly coupled for adjacent pairs of bonds in a manner identical to the intradyad pair for poly (isobutylene) chains. These conformational characteristics are fully represented by a six-state rotational isomeric state (RIS) model for PTFE comprised of t(+), t(-), g(sup +)+, g(sup +)-, g(sup -) + and g(sup -)-states, located at the split energy minima. The resultant 6 x 6 statistical weight matrix is described by first-order interaction parameters for the g+(+) (ca. 0.6 kcal/mol) and g+- (ca. 2.0 kcal/mol) states, and second order parameters for the g(sup +)+g(sup +)+ (ca 0.6 kcal/mol) and g(sup +)+g(sup -)+ (ca. 1.0 kcal/mol) states. This six-state RIS model, without adjustment of the geometric or energy parameters as determined from the ab initio calculations, predicts the unperturbed chain dimensions and the fraction of gauche bonds as a function of temperature for PTFE in good agreement with available experimental values.

  1. Ab initio effective core potentials including relativistic effects and their application to the electronic structure calculations of heavy atoms and molecules

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    The effects of the 4f shell of electrons and the relativity of valence electrons are compared. The effect of 4f shell (lanthanide contraction) is estimated from the numerical Hartree-Fock (HF) calculations of pseudo-atoms corresponding to Hf, Re, Au, Hg, Tl, Pb and Bi without 4f electrons and with atomic numbers reduced by 14. The relativistic effect estimated from the numerical Dirac-Hartree-Fock (DHF) calculations of those atoms is comparable in the magnitude with that of the 4f shell of electrons. Both are larger for 6s than for 5d or 6p electrons. The various relativistic effects on valence electrons are discussed in detail to determine the proper level of the approximation for the valence electron calculations of systems with heavy elements. An effective core potential system has been developed for heavy atoms in which relativistic effects are included in the effective potentials

  2. Ab initio effective core potentials including relativistic effects and their application to the electronic structure calculations of heavy atoms and molecules

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    Lee, Y.S.

    1977-11-01

    The effects of the 4f shell of electrons and the relativity of valence electrons are compared. The effect of 4f shell (lanthanide contraction) is estimated from the numerical Hartree-Fock (HF) calculations of pseudo-atoms corresponding to Hf, Re, Au, Hg, Tl, Pb and Bi without 4f electrons and with atomic numbers reduced by 14. The relativistic effect estimated from the numerical Dirac-Hartree-Fock (DHF) calculations of those atoms is comparable in the magnitude with that of the 4f shell of electrons. Both are larger for 6s than for 5d or 6p electrons. The various relativistic effects on valence electrons are discussed in detail to determine the proper level of the approximation for the valence electron calculations of systems with heavy elements. An effective core potential system has been developed for heavy atoms in which relativistic effects are included in the effective potentials.

  3. Electronic structure and properties of uranyl compounds. Quasi-relativistic calculation of uranyl by the MO LCAO method

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    Matrix elements of non-relativiitic secular equation of MO LCAO method of uranyl and the means to correct molecular integrals included in them, taking account of relativistic effects, are described. In the bais 7ssub(1/2), 6dsub(5/2), 6dsub(3/2), 5fsub(7/2), 5fsub(5/2), 6psub(3/2), 6psub(1/2), 6ssub(1/2)-AO of uranium and 2ssub(1/2), 2psub(1/2), and 2psub(3/2)-AO of of oxygen the calculations of quasirelativistic MO of uranyl and clusters, modelling real compounds of uranyl, are made. On the basis of analysis of the chemical bonding nature a conclusion is drawn that in uranyl the contribution of internal 6p-AO of uranium into population of OUO bonds can reach 40% of total population of uranyl MO

  4. Competitive fragmentation pathways of acetic acid dimer explored by synchrotron VUV photoionization mass spectrometry and electronic structure calculations

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    In present study, photoionization and dissociation of acetic acid dimers have been studied with the synchrotron vacuum ultraviolet photoionization mass spectrometry and theoretical calculations. Besides the intense signal corresponding to protonated cluster ions (CH3COOH)n·H+, the feature related to the fragment ions (CH3COOH)H+·COO (105 amu) via β-carbon-carbon bond cleavage is observed. By scanning photoionization efficiency spectra, appearance energies of the fragments (CH3COOH)·H+ and (CH3COOH)H+·COO are obtained. With the aid of theoretical calculations, seven fragmentation channels of acetic acid dimer cations were discussed, where five cation isomers of acetic acid dimer are involved. While four of them are found to generate the protonated species, only one of them can dissociate into a C–C bond cleavage product (CH3COOH)H+·COO. After surmounting the methyl hydrogen-transfer barrier 10.84 ± 0.05 eV, the opening of dissociative channel to produce ions (CH3COOH)+ becomes the most competitive path. When photon energy increases to 12.4 eV, we also found dimer cations can be fragmented and generate new cations (CH3COOH)·CH3CO+. Kinetics, thermodynamics, and entropy factors for these competitive dissociation pathways are discussed. The present report provides a clear picture of the photoionization and dissociation processes of the acetic acid dimer in the range of the photon energy 9–15 eV.

  5. Structural, elastic, and electronic properties of new 211 MAX phase Nb{sub 2}GeC from first-principles calculations

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    Shein, I.R. [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation); Ivanovskii, A.L., E-mail: ivanovskii@ihim.uran.ru [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg 620990 (Russian Federation)

    2013-02-01

    Very recently (2012, Phys. Rev Lett., 109, 035502) a new hexagonal (s.g. P63/mmc, Music-Sharp-Sign 194) ternary phase Nb{sub 2}GeC, which belongs to so-called 211-like MAX phases, was discovered. In order to get a systematic insight into the structural, elastic, and electronic properties of Nb{sub 2}GeC, we used two complementary DFT-based first-principles approaches (as implemented in the VASP and Wien2k packages) to calculate the optimized structural parameters, band structure, densities of state, Fermi surface, and a set of elastic parameters: elastic constants (C{sub ij}), bulk modulus (B), compressibility ({beta}), shear modulus (G), Young's modulus (Y), and elastic anisotropy indexes, which were discussed in comparison with available data. Besides, the inter-atomic bonding picture for Nb{sub 2}GeC was discussed using electron density maps and Bader's charge analysis.

  6. The Electronic Structure of Calcium

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    Jan, J.-P.; Skriver, Hans Lomholt

    1981-01-01

    The electronic structure of calcium under pressure is re-examined by means of self-consistent energy band calculations based on the local density approximation and using the linear muffin-tin orbitals (LMTO) method with corrections to the atomic sphere approximation included. At zero pressure.......149 Ryd, respectively, relative to the s band, give the best possible agreement. Under increasing pressure the s and p electrons are found to transfer into the d band, and Ca undergoes metal-semimetal-metal electronic transitions. Calculations of the bandstructure and the electronic pressure, including...

  7. Low-lying electronic structure of EuH, EuOH, and EuO neutrals and anions determined by anion photoelectron spectroscopy and DFT calculations

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    Kafader, Jared O.; Ray, Manisha; Jarrold, Caroline Chick, E-mail: cjarrold@indiana.edu [Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 (United States)

    2015-07-21

    The anion photoelectron (PE) spectra of EuH{sup −} and the PE spectrum of overlapping EuOH{sup −} and EuO{sup −} anions are presented and analyzed with supporting results from density functional theory calculations on the various anions and neutrals. Results point to ionically bound, high-spin species. EuH and EuOH anions and neutrals exhibit analogous electronic structures: Transitions from {sup 8}Σ{sup −} anion ground states arising from the 4f{sup 7}σ{sub 6s}{sup 2} superconfiguration to the close-lying neutral {sup 9}Σ{sup −} and {sup 7}Σ{sup −} states arising from the 4f{sup 7}σ{sub 6s} superconfiguration are observed spaced by an energy interval similar to the free Eu{sup +} [4f{sup 7}6s] {sup 9}S - {sup 7}S splitting. The electron affinities (EAs) of EuH and EuOH are determined to be 0.771 ± 0.009 eV and 0.700 ± 0.011 eV, respectively. Analysis of spectroscopic features attributed to EuO{sup −} photodetachment is complicated by the likely presence of two energetically competitive electronic states of EuO{sup −} populating the ion beam. However, based on the calculated relative energies of the close-lying anion states arising from the 4f{sup 7}σ{sub 6s} and 4f{sup 6}σ{sub 6s}{sup 2} configurations and the relative energies of the one-electron accessible 4f{sup 7} and 4f{sup 6}σ{sub 6s} neutral states based on ligand-field theory [M. Dulick, E. Murad, and R. F. Barrow, J. Chem. Phys. 85, 385 (1986)], the remaining features are consistent with the 4f{sup 6}σ{sub 6s}{sup 2}  {sup 7}Σ{sup −} and 4f{sup 7}σ{sub 6s}{sup 7}Σ{sup −} anion states lying very close in energy (the former was calculated to be 0.15 eV lower in energy than the latter), though the true anion ground state and neutral EA could not be established unambiguously. Calculations on the various EuO anion and neutral states suggest 4f-orbital overlap with 2p orbitals in species with 4f{sup 6} occupancy.

  8. Low-lying electronic structure of EuH, EuOH, and EuO neutrals and anions determined by anion photoelectron spectroscopy and DFT calculations

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    The anion photoelectron (PE) spectra of EuH− and the PE spectrum of overlapping EuOH− and EuO− anions are presented and analyzed with supporting results from density functional theory calculations on the various anions and neutrals. Results point to ionically bound, high-spin species. EuH and EuOH anions and neutrals exhibit analogous electronic structures: Transitions from 8Σ− anion ground states arising from the 4f7σ6s2 superconfiguration to the close-lying neutral 9Σ− and 7Σ− states arising from the 4f7σ6s superconfiguration are observed spaced by an energy interval similar to the free Eu+ [4f76s] 9S - 7S splitting. The electron affinities (EAs) of EuH and EuOH are determined to be 0.771 ± 0.009 eV and 0.700 ± 0.011 eV, respectively. Analysis of spectroscopic features attributed to EuO− photodetachment is complicated by the likely presence of two energetically competitive electronic states of EuO− populating the ion beam. However, based on the calculated relative energies of the close-lying anion states arising from the 4f7σ6s and 4f6σ6s2 configurations and the relative energies of the one-electron accessible 4f7 and 4f6σ6s neutral states based on ligand-field theory [M. Dulick, E. Murad, and R. F. Barrow, J. Chem. Phys. 85, 385 (1986)], the remaining features are consistent with the 4f6σ6s2  7Σ− and 4f7σ6s7Σ− anion states lying very close in energy (the former was calculated to be 0.15 eV lower in energy than the latter), though the true anion ground state and neutral EA could not be established unambiguously. Calculations on the various EuO anion and neutral states suggest 4f-orbital overlap with 2p orbitals in species with 4f6 occupancy

  9. The impact of +U term on the electronic structure of Mn and Fe ions and of the gallium vacancy in GaN: GGA+U calculations

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    Boguslawski, Piotr; Volnianska, Oksana; Zakrzewski, Tomasz

    2014-03-01

    Band structure of solids is commonly calculated in the Local Density Approximation or the Generalized Gradient Approximation to the Density Functional Theory. Their known failure is the underestimation of the band gap. Within LDA or GGA, the approach of semi-empirical character that leads to correct band gaps consists in adding the +U term for particular atomic orbitals. While the impact of the +U term on bands of an ideal crystal was extensively discussed, its impact on the electronic structure of defects is less understood. Here, we systematically analysed how the +U term affects the properties of the gallium vacancy V:Ga, and of the Mn and Fe transition metal (TM) ions in GaN. The +U term was treated as a free parameter, and it was applied to p(N) and d(TM) orbitals. The results of GGA+U calculations were compared to available experimental data. U(N)=4 eV reproduces well the gap of GaN. We find that the +U terms strongly affect the electronic structure of Mn, Fe, and V:Ga. Surprisingly, however, for U=0, the energies of the gap levels induced by these centers, and of the intra-center optical transitions, agree well with experiment. In contrast, for U(N)=U(TM)=4 eV, these energies are in substantial disagreement with experimental values by about 1-2 eV. Supported by grants POMOST/2012-5/10 and NCN 2012/05/B/ST3/03095.

  10. Calculation of electron-helium scattering

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    Fursa, D.V.; Bray, I.

    1994-11-01

    We present the Convergent Close-Coupling (CCC) theory for the calculation of electron-helium scattering. We demonstrate its applicability at a range of projectile energies of 1.5 to 500 eV to scattering from the ground state to n {<=}3 states. Excellent agreement with experiment is obtained with the available differential, integrated, ionization, and total cross sections, as well as with the electron-impact coherence parameters up to and including the 3{sup 3} D state excitation. Comparison with other theories demonstrates that the CCC theory is the only general reliable method for the calculation of electron helium scattering. (authors). 66 refs., 2 tabs., 24 figs.

  11. Calculation of electron-helium scattering

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    We present the Convergent Close-Coupling (CCC) theory for the calculation of electron-helium scattering. We demonstrate its applicability at a range of projectile energies of 1.5 to 500 eV to scattering from the ground state to n ≤3 states. Excellent agreement with experiment is obtained with the available differential, integrated, ionization, and total cross sections, as well as with the electron-impact coherence parameters up to and including the 33 D state excitation. Comparison with other theories demonstrates that the CCC theory is the only general reliable method for the calculation of electron helium scattering. (authors). 66 refs., 2 tabs., 24 figs

  12. Specific features of the electronic structure and optical properties of KPb2Br5: DFT calculations and X-ray spectroscopy measurements

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    Lavrentyev, A. A.; Gabrelian, B. V.; Vu, V. T.; Denysyuk, N. M.; Shkumat, P. N.; Tarasova, A. Y.; Isaenko, L. I.; Khyzhun, O. Y.

    2016-03-01

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations are made in order to explore the total and partial densities of states of potassium dilead pentabromide, KPb2Br5, by using the augmented plane wave + local orbitals (APW + lo) method as incorporated in the WIEN2k package. The present calculations reveal that the principle contributors to the valence band of KPb2Br5 are the Pb 6s and Br 4p states contributing predominantly at the bottom and at the top of the band, respectively, while the bottom of the conduction band is formed mainly from contributions of the unoccupied Pb 6p states. The curves of total density of states derived by the present DFT calculations of KPb2Br5 are found to be in agreement with the experimental X-ray photoelectron valence-band spectrum of the compound studied. Comparison on a common energy scale of the X-ray emission bands representing the energy distribution of the valence Br p and K s states and the X-ray photoelectron valence-band spectrum of the KPb2Br5 single crystal indicate that the Br 4p and K 4s states contribute mainly at the top and in the upper portion of the valence band, respectively, being in agreement with data of the present DFT band-structure calculations of this compound. Principal optical characteristics of KPb2Br5, namely dispersion of the absorption coefficient, real and imaginary parts of dielectric function, electron energy-loss spectrum, refractive index, extinction coefficient and optical reflectivity are also studied by the DFT calculations.

  13. Theoretical investigation of M-OH2 and MOH2-OH2 interactions on the basis of electronic structure calculations of metal ion aqua-complexes

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    The mutual effect of metal-water bonds in aqua-complexes and hydrogen bonds, Msup(n+)OHsub(2)... OH2 was studied. The electronic structure of complexes with [MXYZsup(n+) ... OH2 hydrogen bounds was calculated for the cations Li+, Na+, K+, Cu+, Ag+, Be2+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Zn2+, Pt2+, Al3+ and ligands H2O, NH3, Cl, OH-, Co, CN-, NO+, C2H4 by the SCF MO LCAO method. The calculations were performed in the CNDO approximation. Relative bond strengths were estimated by the difference between the initial complex energy and that of reaction products as well as with the use of bond indices Esup(cov)(A-B) and E(A). Some simple systems, Msup(n+)-OHsub(2) ... OH2 are calculated by a nonempirical MO LCAO method in the basis of compressed Gaussian functions of the double-zeta type. On the basis of the results obtained a conclusion is drawn that in systems with different type of metal-water bond the interaction of the metal ion aqua-complex with the outer-sphere water molecules through the formation of hydrogen bonds leads to simultaneous strengthening of Msup(n+)-OHsub(2), OH2...OH2 bonds and to increasing differences in bond-strengths in the inner-sphere of the complex

  14. Electronic structure calculations of mercury mobilization from mineral phases and photocatalytic removal from water and the atmosphere.

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    Da Pieve, Fabiana; Stankowski, Martin; Hogan, Conor

    2014-09-15

    Mercury is a hazardous environmental pollutant mobilized from natural sources, and anthropogenically contaminated and disturbed areas. Current methods to assess mobility and environmental impact are mainly based on field measurements, soil monitoring, and kinetic modelling. In order to understand in detail the extent to which different mineral sources can give rise to mercury release it is necessary to investigate the complexity at the microscopic level and the possible degradation/dissolution processes. In this work, we investigated the potential for mobilization of mercury structurally trapped in three relevant minerals occurring in hot spring environments and mining areas, namely, cinnabar (α-HgS), corderoite (α-Hg3S2Cl2), and mercuric chloride (HgCl2). Quantum chemical methods based on density functional theory as well as more sophisticated approaches are used to assess the possibility of a) direct photoreduction and formation of elemental Hg at the surface of the minerals, providing a path for ready release in the environment; and b) reductive dissolution of the minerals in the presence of solutions containing halogens. Furthermore, we study the use of TiO2 as a potential photocatalyst for decontamination of polluted waters (mainly Hg(2+)-containing species) and air (atmospheric Hg(0)). Our results partially explain the observed pathways of Hg mobilization from relevant minerals and the microscopic mechanisms behind photocatalytic removal of Hg-based pollutants. Possible sources of disagreement with observations are discussed and further improvements to our approach are suggested. PMID:24982025

  15. Electronic structure and thermoelectric properties of In4Se3−x (x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75): First-principles calculations

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    Highlights: • Se vacancy affects strongly on the thermoelectric properties of In4Se3−x. • Destroy degree of In–Se bonding determine the electrical behavior of In4Se2.75. • The semiconducting In4Se2.75 has a higher Seebeck coefficient than metallic ones. -- Abstract: Experimentally synthesized n-type In4Se3−x has a high thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT). The effect of Se vacancy on the electronic and thermoelectric properties of In4Se3 has been investigated by first-principles calculations. We find that the position and concentration of Se vacancy affect strongly on the thermoelectric properties of In4Se3. For In4Se2.75, three possible positions of Se vacancy lead to one type structure is semiconductor and other two structures are semimetal. Moreover, the semiconductor-type In4Se2.75 has a larger Seebeck coefficient than the semimetal type ones. The calculated low density of states near the Fermi level of the semimetal-type In4Se2.75 means that their metallicity is not so strong, which is helpful to their Seebeck coefficient. For In4Se2.75, the destroy degree of the In–Se bonding that plays a key role in determining whether the systems are metallic or semiconducting

  16. First-principle calculations of the structural, electronic, thermodynamic and thermal properties of ZnSxSe1−x ternary alloys

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    S Bendaif; A Boumaza; O Nemiri; K Boubendira; H Meradji; S Ghemid; F El Haj Hassan

    2015-04-01

    First-principle calculations were performed to study the structural, electronic, thermodynamic and thermal properties of ZnSxSe1−x ternary alloys using the full potential-linearized augmented plane wave method (FP-LAPW) within the density functional theory (DFT). In this approach the Wu–Cohen generalized gradient approximation (WC-GGA) and Perdew–Wang local density approximation (LDA) were used for the exchange–correlation potential. For band structure calculations, in addition to WC-GGA approximation, both Engel–Vosko (EV-GGA) generalized gradient approximation and recently proposed modified Becke–Johnson (mBJ) potential approximation have been used. Our investigation on the effect of composition on lattice constant, bulk modulus and band gap for ternary alloys shows a linear dependence on alloy composition with a small deviation. The microscopic origins of the gap bowing were explained using the approach of Zunger and co-workers. Besides, a regular-solution model was used to investigate the thermodynamic stability of the alloys which mainly indicates a phase miscibility gap. Finally, the quasi-harmonic Debye model was applied to see how the thermal properties vary with temperature at different pressures.

  17. Energies of the X- and L-valleys in In0.53Ga0.47As from electronic structure calculations

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    Greene-Diniz, Gabriel; Fischetti, M. V.; Greer, J. C.

    2016-02-01

    Several theoretical electronic structure methods are applied to study the relative energies of the minima of the X- and L-conduction-band satellite valleys of InxGa1-xAs with x = 0.53. This III-V semiconductor is a contender as a replacement for silicon in high-performance n-type metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors. The energy of the low-lying valleys relative to the conduction-band edge governs the population of channel carriers as the transistor is brought into inversion, hence determining current drive and switching properties at gate voltages above threshold. The calculations indicate that the position of the L- and X-valley minima are ˜1 eV and ˜1.2 eV, respectively, higher in energy with respect to the conduction-band minimum at the Γ-point.

  18. Energies of the X- and L-valleys in In0.53Ga0.47As from electronic structure calculations

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    Several theoretical electronic structure methods are applied to study the relative energies of the minima of the X- and L-conduction-band satellite valleys of InxGa1−xAs with x = 0.53. This III-V semiconductor is a contender as a replacement for silicon in high-performance n-type metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors. The energy of the low-lying valleys relative to the conduction-band edge governs the population of channel carriers as the transistor is brought into inversion, hence determining current drive and switching properties at gate voltages above threshold. The calculations indicate that the position of the L- and X-valley minima are ∼1 eV and ∼1.2 eV, respectively, higher in energy with respect to the conduction-band minimum at the Γ-point

  19. Modeling of Structure and Reactivity of Model Oxide Surfaces from All-Electron Density Functional Theory Calculations with Periodic Boundary Conditions

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    Alfonso, Dominic; Snyder, James A.; Jaffe, John E.; Hess, Anthony C.; Gutowski, Maciej S.; S.G. Pandalai

    2000-05-01

    A primary objective in heterogeneous catalysis science is to correlate the atomic level properties of the catalysts to their observed macroscopic behavior. A wide variety of surface techniques and sophisticated theoretical approaches have been employed to realize this goal. Ab initio calculations based on a density-functional all electron approach using localized Gaussian basis sets have been used by us to study some model systems: the clean surfaces of MgO(100) and CaO(100), absorbed CO on MgO(100) and Ca(100), a simple model of supported metal catalysts consisting of alkali atom monolayer on MgO(100), and finally the interaction of CO with these model supported metal catalysts. In this article, we summarize the results obtained from these representatives case studies and discuss our contribution in the area of theoretical evaluation of the surface structure and reactivity of alkaline-earth metal oxides.

  20. Energies of the X- and L-valleys in In{sub 0.53}Ga{sub 0.47}As from electronic structure calculations

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    Greene-Diniz, Gabriel; Greer, J. C. [Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Prospect Row, Cork (Ireland); Fischetti, M. V. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Road RL10, Richardson, Texas 75080 (United States)

    2016-02-07

    Several theoretical electronic structure methods are applied to study the relative energies of the minima of the X- and L-conduction-band satellite valleys of In{sub x}Ga{sub 1−x}As with x = 0.53. This III-V semiconductor is a contender as a replacement for silicon in high-performance n-type metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors. The energy of the low-lying valleys relative to the conduction-band edge governs the population of channel carriers as the transistor is brought into inversion, hence determining current drive and switching properties at gate voltages above threshold. The calculations indicate that the position of the L- and X-valley minima are ∼1 eV and ∼1.2 eV, respectively, higher in energy with respect to the conduction-band minimum at the Γ-point.

  1. Structural and electronic properties of Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1-x}SnO{sub 3} from first principles calculations

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    Moreira, E. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica e Experimental, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072-970 Natal-RN (Brazil); Henriques, J.M. [Centro de Educacao e Saude, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campus Cuite, 58175-000 Cuite-PB (Brazil); Azevedo, D.L. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Maranhao, Centro de Ciencias Exatas e Tecnologia, 65085-580 Sao Luis-MA (Brazil); Caetano, E.W.S., E-mail: ewcaetano@gmail.com [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia do Ceara, 60040-531 Fortaleza-CE (Brazil); Freire, V.N. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Centro de Ciencias, Caixa Postal 6030, Campus do Pici, 60455-760 Fortaleza-CE (Brazil); Albuquerque, E.L. [Departamento de Biofisica e Farmacologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072-970 Natal-RN (Brazil)

    2012-03-15

    Neutron diffraction data for Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1-x}SnO{sub 3} (x=0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0) solid solutions were used as inputs to obtain optimized geometries and electronic properties using the density functional theory (DFT) formalism considering both the local density and generalized gradient approximations, LDA and GGA, respectively. The crystal structures and SnO{sub 6} octahedra tilting angles found after total energy minimization agree well with experiment, specially for the GGA data. Elastic constants were also obtained and compared with theoretical and experimental results for cubic BaSnO{sub 3}. While the alloys with cubic unit cell have an indirect band gap, tetragonal and orthorhombic alloys exhibit direct band gaps (exception made to x=1.0). The Kohn-Sham minimum electronic band gap oscillates from 1.52 eV (cubic x=0.0, LDA) to 2.61 eV (orthorhombic x=1.0, LDA), and from 0.74 eV (cubic BaSnO{sub 3}, GGA) to 1.97 eV (orthorhombic SrSnO{sub 3}, GGA). Parabolic interpolation of bands has allowed us to estimate the effective masses for charge carriers, which are shown to be anisotropic and larger for holes. - Graphical Abstract: Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer DFT calculations were performed on Sr{sub x}Ba{sub 1-x}SnO{sub 3} solid solutions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Calculated crystal structures agree well with experiment. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Alloys have direct or indirect gaps depending on the Sr molar fraction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Kohn-Sham gap variation from x=0.0 to x=1.0 is close to the experimental value. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Carrier effective masses are very anisotropic, specially for holes.

  2. Lattice structures and electronic properties of WZ-CuInS{sub 2}/MoS{sub 2} interface from first-principles calculations

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    Liu, Hong-Xia [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Processing and Recycling of Non-ferrous Metals, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Tang, Fu-Ling, E-mail: tfl03@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Processing and Recycling of Non-ferrous Metals, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Xue, Hong-Tao; Zhang, Yu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Processing and Recycling of Non-ferrous Metals, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Feng, Yu-Dong [Science and Technology on Surface Engineering Laboratory, Lanzhou Institute of Physics, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2015-10-01

    Graphical abstract: The atomic structure, bonding energy and electronic properties of the perfect WZ-CIS (1 0 0)/MoS{sub 2} (−1 0 0) interface with a lattice mismatch less than 3.5% are studied using the first principles calculation. - Highlights: • The degree of lattice mismatch of WZ-CuInS{sub 2} (1 0 0)/MoS{sub 2} (−1 0 0) is about 3.5%. • The interface bonding energy is −0.65 J/m{sup 2}, the interface has better stability. • On the interface there are some interface states near the Fermi level mainly caused by In-5s and S-3p orbital. • Difference charge density and Bader charges analysis find that the atoms near the interface have strong charge transfer. • A lot of atomic orbital hybridizations appear on the interface enhanced the interface stability and conductivity. - Abstract: Using first-principles plane-wave calculations within density functional theory, we theoretically studied the perfect WZ-CIS (1 0 0)/MoS{sub 2} (−1 0 0) interface, including the atomic structure, bonding energy and electronic properties. After relaxation the atomic positions and the bond lengths change slightly on the interface. The WZ-CIS/MoS{sub 2} interface can exist stably with the interface bonding energy about −0.65 J/m{sup 2}. Via analysis density of states, difference charge density and Bader charges we find that the electrons are largely redistributed on the interface, and there are some interface states near the Fermi level, which are mainly caused by In-5s orbital in the WZ-CIS region and S-3p orbital in the MoS{sub 2} region. On the interface the orbital hybridizations of different interfacial atoms highly enhance the bonding ability of the atoms. Electron transformation and orbital hybridization together promote the bonding between atoms and increase the adhesion energy of the interface.

  3. Atomic structure and electron correlations

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    Synchrotron experiments combined with theoretical calculations have already given much information on atomic structure and the effects of electron correlations, and this combination of theory and experiment is expected to yield much new information in coming years. In the calculations of photoabsorption cross sections, it is almost always necessary to include electron correlations in both initial and final states to obtain good agreement with experiment. The main theoretical approaches which include effects of electron correlations have been R-matrix theory, random phase approximation with exchange (RPAE), relativistic random phase approximation with exchange, and many-body perturbation theory

  4. Calculated Electron Fluxes at Airplane Altitudes

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    Schaefer, R K; Stanev, T

    1993-01-01

    A precision measurement of atmospheric electron fluxes has been performed on a Japanese commercial airliner (Enomoto, {\\it et al.}, 1991). We have performed a monte carlo calculation of the cosmic ray secondary electron fluxes expected in this experiment. The monte carlo uses the hadronic portion of our neutrino flux cascade program combined with the electromagnetic cascade portion of the CERN library program GEANT. Our results give good agreement with the data, provided we boost the overall normalization of the primary cosmic ray flux by 12\\% over the normalization used in the neutrino flux calculation.

  5. Calculations of electron screening in muonic atoms

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    The electron screening in mounic atoms (O, Al, Fe, In, Ho, Au, Th) has been calculated for p3/2, d5/2 and f7/2 levels with nμ=3/2, d5/2 and f7/2 muons up to nμ=30. Screening corrections are also given for electron configurations with holes in the K and L3 shell. (orig.)

  6. Barrier for the H2CO→H2+CO reaction: A discrepancy between high-level electronic structure calculations and experiment

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    The unimolecular dissociation of formaldehyde to H2+CO was studied using extended basis set calculations and a variety of medium-to-high accuracy correlation recovery techniques. These included second and fourth order perturbation theory, multireference configuration interaction wave functions, coupled cluster theory with perturbative triples and full iterative triples, and estimated full configuration interaction wave functions. The intrinsic error of the electronic structure methods was assessed by extrapolating total energies to the complete basis set limit. Our best estimate of the barrier height, including zero point vibrational effects, is 81.9±0.3 kcal/mol, almost 3 kcal/mol larger than the experimental value of 79.2±0.8 kcal/mol. This estimate includes corrections for the effects of finite basis set truncation (which is negligible at the quintuple zeta level), higher order correlation recovery, core/valence correlation, and scalar relativistic effects. Using the same theoretical approach, we estimate the exothermicity of the dissociation reaction to be -1.6 kcal/mol, compared to experimental values in the -0.4 to -2.2 kcal/mol range. New calculations of the unimolecular dissociation rate constants using a variety of techniques failed to reconcile theory and experiment. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics

  7. Photoinduced reactions of both 2-formyl-2H-azirine and isoxazole: A theoretical study based on electronic structure calculations and nonadiabatic dynamics simulations

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    Cao, Jun, E-mail: caojunbnu@mail.bnu.edu.cn [Guizhou Provincial Key Laboratory of Computational Nano-Material Sciences, Guizhou Normal College, Guiyang, Guizhou 550018, China and Key Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Photochemistry, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)

    2015-06-28

    In the present work, the combined electronic structure calculations and dynamics simulations have been performed to explore photocleavages of 2-formyl-2H-azirine and isoxazole in the gas phase and the subsequent rearrangement reactions. The carbonyl n → π{sup *} transition induces a cleavage of the C—N single bond of 2-formyl-2H-azirine to yield β-formylvinylnitrene in open-shell singlet state. However, the n → π{sup *} excitation of the imine chromophore results in a cleavage of the C—C single bond, producing a nitrile ylide intermediate through an internal conversion to the ground state. β-formylvinylnitrene and nitrile ylide with the carbonyl group are easily transformed into 2-formyl-2H-azirine and oxazole, respectively. The N—O bond cleavages on both S{sub 1}({sup 1}ππ{sup *}) and S{sub 2}({sup 1}n{sub N}π{sup *}) of isoxazole are ultrafast processes, and they give products of 2-formyl-2H-azirine, 3-formylketenimine, HCN + CHCHO, and HCO + CHCHN. Both 2H-azirines and ketenimines were suggested to be formed from the triplet vinylnitrenes by intersystem crossing in the previous studies. However, our calculations show that the singlet β-formylvinylnitrene is responsible for the formation of 2-formyl-2H-azirine and 3-formylketenimine, and the singlet vinylnitrenes can play a key role in the photoinduced reactions of both 2H-azirines and isoxazoles.

  8. Structural, mechanical, thermo-physical and electronic properties of η‧-(CuNi)6Sn5 intermetallic compounds: First-principle calculations

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    Yang, Jian; Huang, Jihua; Fan, Dongyu; Chen, Shuhai; Zhao, Xingke

    2016-05-01

    First-principle calculations have been performed to investigate the structural, mechanical, thermo-physical and electronic properties of η‧-(CuNi)6Sn5 intermetallic compounds. The results indicated that, the doped Ni atom can not only enhance the stability of the η‧-Cu6Sn5, but also improve the mechanical and thermo-physical properties, which are more dependent on the Ni atom doping number than the doping position. In all the η‧-(CuNi)6Sn5, Cu3Ni3Sn5 (Cu1+Cu3 site) shows the best stability, the most excellent deformation resistance and the highest hardness. The Cu6Sn5, Cu3Ni3Sn5, Cu4Ni2Sn5, Cu1Ni5Sn5 and Ni6Sn5 are ductile while the Cu5Ni1Sn5 and Cu4Ni2Sn5 are brittle. The anisotropies of η‧-(CuNi)6Sn5 are all mainly due to the uneven distribution of Young's modulus at (001) planes, moreover, the anisotropy of Cu1Ni5Sn5 (Cu1+Cu2+Cu4 site) is the strongest while that of Ni6Sn5 is the weakest. The calculated Debye temperature and heat capacity showed that Cu4Ni2Sn5 (Cu2 site) possesses the best thermal conductivity (ΘD = 356.9 K) and Cu2Ni4Sn5 (Cu1+Cu2 site) possesses the largest heat capacity. From the electronic property analysis results, the Ni s and Ni p states can replace the Cu s and Cu p states to hybridize with Sn s states at -7.98 eV. Moreover, with the increasing number of the doped Ni atom, the hybridization between Cu d states at different positions is receded, while that between Ni d states is enhanced gradually.

  9. Structural, electronic properties and stability of the (1 x 1) PbTiO3 (1 1 1) polar surfaces by first-principles calculations

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    Under GGA, the structural, electronic properties and stabilities of four different (1 x 1) terminations of cubic PbTiO3 (1 1 1) surface, the directly cleaved (1 1 1)-Ti and (1 1 1)-PbO3 terminations and the constructed (1 1 1)-TiO and (1 1 1)-PbO2 ones, have been systematically studied by using projector-augmented wave method implemented in VASP. For (1 1 1)-Ti and (1 1 1)-PbO3 terminations, Ti-O bonds between the outermost two layers are enhanced after relaxation, while those between the second and the third layers are weakened. In addition, a contraction of O-O distance in surface PbO3 layer is also found for (1 1 1)-PbO3 termination. Moreover, electronic structures of both (1 1 1)-Ti and (1 1 1)-PbO2 terminations are significantly influenced by structure relaxations, and the effects of the surface on the DOS are dominantly on the Ti layers, especially the CB. For a constructed (1 1 1)-TiO termination, the relaxation results show both Ti-O bonds between the outermost two layers and those between the second PbO3 layer and the third Ti layers are enhanced. For a constructed (1 1 1)-PbO2 termination, Ti-O bonds between the outermost two layers are also enhanced as in the (1 1 1)-TiO termination, however, inequivalent Ti-O bonds between the second layer Ti atom and the third layer O atoms are found, with two bonds expanding and the other one contracting. Results of electronic structure calculations show these two constructed terminations are all insulating and changes of DOS originate dominantly from modifications of surface compositions. Furthermore, it is found that for all four different (1 1 1) terminations, the movements of the cation and/or anion on the outermost layer along the surface normal direction after relaxation all result in a reduction of the space electric field. In O and Pb external environments, it is predicted that (1 1 1)-PbO2 termination is the most stable one in O- and Pb-rich environments, however, the (1 1 1)-Ti termination is stable one in O

  10. Calculation of particle and quark masses solely using the fine structure constant alpha, the nucleon/electron mass ratio beta and the electron mass

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    A surprisingly simple relationship for particle and quark masses is given as m = x*y*me. Thereby y = 1 and x = 1/α, β and β/α for a hypothetic mass m0, the nucleon and the Higgs boson. With y = 4/3 instead y = 1 one obtains the masses of the strange-, charm-, and top quark, with x = β/α and y = 2/π the Z boson and with the π-2 fold thereof the W boson. The aforementioned m0 is the building block for calculating, as integer multiples, all other meson- and baryon masses with better than 2 % accuracy.

  11. An investigation of the electronic structure of Cu2FeSn3−xTixS8 (0≤x≤3) thiospinel spin-crossover materials by X-ray absorption spectroscopy and electronic structure calculations

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    The spin-crossover (SCO) transition is an interesting phenomenon in which a metal center transitions from a low-spin state to a high-spin state (or vice versa) upon some external perturbation. Only a few studies have investigated the SCO transition in crystalline compounds and the Cu2FeSn3−xTixS8 thiospinels present an opportunity for such a study. Fe K-XANES has been used to investigate the changes in the electronic structure of these materials as Ti is substituted for Sn. The room-temperature Fe K-edge XANES spectra showed that the pre-edge intensity increased with increasing Ti content as a result of the Fe–S bond becoming more covalent. Ti K- and S K-edge XANES spectra confirmed this analysis. Electronic structure calculations were also performed to aid in the interpretation of the XANES spectra. Temperature-dependent Fe K-edge XANES spectra were further collected to study the SCO transition and showed that the main-edge features decreased in intensity with decreasing temperature, corresponding to variations in the average Fe2+ spin-state. - Graphical abstract: The Cu2FeSn3−xTixS8 spin-crossover materials have been investigated by XANES. The pre-edge region of the Fe K-edge spectra increases with greater Ti incorporation because of the Fe–S bonds becoming more covalent. Highlights: ► Cu2FeSn3−xTixS8 thiospinels were investigated by XANES. ► The covalency of the Fe–S and Ti–S bonds increases with greater Ti incorporation. ► T-dependent Fe K-edge XANES spectra were collected to investigate SCO transitions. ► Covalent bonding makes study of the SCO transition difficult by Fe K-edge XANES. ► The bonding interactions were investigated through examination of S K-edge spectra.

  12. Calculated electron fluxes at airplane altitudes

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    A precision measurement of atmospheric electron fluxes has been performed on a Japanese commercial airliner (Enomoto et al.). The bulk of these electrons are produced in pairs from the γ rays emitted when π0's decay, which in turn have been produced in cosmic-ray--air-nucleus collisions. These electron fluxes can be used to test elements of our atmospheric neutrino flux calculation, i.e., the assumed primary spectrum and the Monte Carlo shower code. Here we have modified the Monte Carlo program which has previously been used to calculate the fluxes of atmospheric neutrinos by combining it with the program GEANT to compute the electromagnetic part of the shower. This hybrid program now keeps track of the electrons produced in cosmic-ray showers as a function of energy and atmospheric depth. We compare our calculated integral fluxes above the experimental threshold energies 1, 2, and 4 GeV for a variety of atmospheric depths and cutoff rigidities. Our results are in good agreement (∼ a few %) with the data, but we found we needed to boost the normalization of the primary flux by 12% over the value we had previously used to calculate the atmospheric neutrino flux

  13. ROI Calculations for Electronic Performance Support Systems.

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    Altalib, Hasan

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the importance of calculating the return on investment (ROI) for electronic performance support systems, beginning with the practical issues of identifying what will be measured and then assigning costs and benefits to each variable in monetary terms. Suggests the challenge is in defining and quantifying the real business benefits.…

  14. Electronic structure of PCBM

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    Sheng Chun-Qi; Wang Peng; Shen Ying; Li Yan-Jun; Zhang Wen-Hua; Xu Fa-Qiang; Zhu Jun-Fa; Li Hong-Nian; Lai Guo-Qiao

    2012-01-01

    We have studied the electronic structure of [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric-acid-methyl-ester (PCBM) using synchrotron radiation photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) measurements and first-principles calculations.The PES spectrum of the entire occupied valence band is reported,which exhibits abundant spectral features from the Fermi level to ~ 24 eV binding energy. All the spectral features are broadened as compared with the cases of C60. The reasons for the broadening are analysed by comparing the experimental data with the calculated energy levels and density of states.Special attention is paid to the analysis of the C60 highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO)-1 derived states,which can play a crucial role in the bonding at the interfaces of PCBM/polymer blenders or PCBM/electrodes.Besides the well-known energy level splitting of the C60 backbone caused by the lowered symmetry,C 2p states from the side chain mix or hybridize with the molecular orbitals of parent C60.The contribution of the O 2p states can substantially modify the PES spectrum.

  15. Electronic structure and magnetism of NpTAl (T=Co, Ni, Rh, Ir and Pt) and NpNiGa from first-principles calculations

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    First-principles calculations based on density-functional theory were performed for the first time on NpTAl (T=Co, Ni, Rh, Ir and Pt) and NpNiGa. The electronic density of states and equilibrium volume were studied using relativistic full-potential APW plus local-orbitals calculations. The magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy was estimated from total-energy calculations and the a-axis was predicted to be the easy axis of magnetization with the exception of T=Rh. Finally, we employed the LSDA+U method to mimic the orbital polarization and to obtain the correct total magnetic moments in experimental equilibrium

  16. Program Calculates Power Demands Of Electronic Designs

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    Cox, Brian

    1995-01-01

    CURRENT computer program calculates power requirements of electronic designs. For given design, CURRENT reads in applicable parts-list file and file containing current required for each part. Program also calculates power required for circuit at supply potentials of 5.5, 5.0, and 4.5 volts. Written by use of AWK utility for Sun4-series computers running SunOS 4.x and IBM PC-series and compatible computers running MS-DOS. Sun version of program (NPO-19590). PC version of program (NPO-19111).

  17. HfO_2and ZrO2 : Comparison of Structures and Thermodynamic and Electronic Properties Based on Ab Initio Calculations and Experiment

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    Demkov, Alexander A.; Navrotsky, Alexandra

    2001-03-01

    The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) predicts that the strategy of scaling complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) devices will come to an abrupt end around the year 2012. The main reason for this will be the unacceptably high leakage current through the silicon dioxide gate with a thickness below 20 ÅFinding a gate insulator alternative to SiO2 has proven to be far from trivial. Hafnium and zirconium dioxides and silicates have been recently considered as gate dielectrics with intermediate dielectric constants. Hafnia and ziconia are important ceramic materials as well, and their phase relations are rather well studied. There is also interest in hafnia as a constituent of ceramic waste forms for plutonium, based on its refractory nature and high neutron absorption cross section. We use a combination of the ab-initio calculations and calorimetry to investigate thermodynamic and electronic properties of hafnia and zirconia. We describe the cubic to tetragonal phase transition in the fluorite structure by computing the total energy surface for zone-edge distortions correct to fourth order in the soft-mode displacement with the strain coupling renormalization included. We compare the two materials using some simple chemical concepts.

  18. Spin and orbital states in La1.5Sr0.5CoO4 studied by electronic structure calculations

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    Wu, Hua; Burnus, T.

    2009-08-01

    Electronic structure of the layered perovskite La1.5Sr0.5CoO4 with a checkerboard Co2+/Co3+ charge order is studied, using the local-spin-density approximation plus Hubbard U calculations including also the spin-orbit coupling and multiplet effect. Our results show that the Co2+ ion is in a high spin state (HS, t2g5eg2 ) and Co3+ low spin state (LS, t2g6 ). Due to a small Co2+t2g crystal field splitting, the spin-orbit interaction produces an orbital moment of 0.26μB and accounts for the observed easy in-plane magnetism. Moreover, we find that the Co3+ intermediate spin state (IS, t2g5eg1 ) has a multiplet splitting of several tenths of eV and the lowest-lying one is still higher than the LS ground state by 120 meV, and that the Co3+ HS state (t2g4eg2) is more unstable by 310 meV. Either the IS or HS Co3+ ions would give rise to a wrong magnetic order and anisotropy.

  19. Electron mobility calculation for graphene on substrates

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    Hirai, Hideki; Ogawa, Matsuto [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, 1-1, Rokko-dai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Tsuchiya, Hideaki, E-mail: tsuchiya@eedept.kobe-u.ac.jp [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, 1-1, Rokko-dai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Agency, CREST, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0075 (Japan); Kamakura, Yoshinari; Mori, Nobuya [Japan Science and Technology Agency, CREST, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0075 (Japan); Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2014-08-28

    By a semiclassical Monte Carlo method, the electron mobility in graphene is calculated for three different substrates: SiO{sub 2}, HfO{sub 2}, and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN). The calculations account for polar and non-polar surface optical phonon (OP) scatterings induced by the substrates and charged impurity (CI) scattering, in addition to intrinsic phonon scattering in pristine graphene. It is found that HfO{sub 2} is unsuitable as a substrate, because the surface OP scattering of the substrate significantly degrades the electron mobility. The mobility on the SiO{sub 2} and h-BN substrates decreases due to CI scattering. However, the mobility on the h-BN substrate exhibits a high electron mobility of 170 000 cm{sup 2}/(V·s) for electron densities less than 10{sup 12 }cm{sup −2}. Therefore, h-BN should be an appealing substrate for graphene devices, as confirmed experimentally.

  20. New implementation of high-level correlated methods using a general block tensor library for high-performance electronic structure calculations.

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    Epifanovsky, Evgeny; Wormit, Michael; Kuś, Tomasz; Landau, Arie; Zuev, Dmitry; Khistyaev, Kirill; Manohar, Prashant; Kaliman, Ilya; Dreuw, Andreas; Krylov, Anna I

    2013-10-01

    This article presents an open-source object-oriented C++ library of classes and routines to perform tensor algebra.The primary purpose of the library is to enable post-Hartree–Fock electronic structure methods; however, the code is general enough to be applicable in other areas of physical and computational sciences. The library supports tensors of arbitrary order (dimensionality), size, and symmetry. Implemented data structures and algorithms operate on large tensors by splitting them into smaller blocks, storing them both in core memory and in files on disk, and applying divide-and-conquer-type parallel algorithms to perform tensor algebra. The library offers a set of general tensor symmetry algorithms and a full implementation of tensor symmetries typically found in electronic structure theory: permutational, spin, and molecular point group symmetry. The Q-Chem electronic structure software uses this library to drive coupled-cluster, equation-of-motion, and algebraic-diagrammatic construction methods. PMID:24159628

  1. Surface-induced alteration of adsorbate electronic structure and intramolecular vibrational coupling: The vibrational spectrum of 2-propoxide on Mo(110) as determined by [ital ab] [ital initio] calculations and experiments

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    Uvdal, P. (MAX-Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Box 124, Lund University, S-22100 Lund (Sweden)); MacKerell, A.D. Jr. (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (United States)); Wiegand, B.C.; Friend, C.M. (Department of Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States))

    1995-03-15

    Interactions with the molybdenum surface have a strong influence on the vibrational spectrum of 2-propoxide on Mo(110). Using [ital ab] [ital initio] electronic-structure calculations the vibrational spectrum of the adsorbed 2-propoxide is determined. All major effects, experimentally observed by electron-energy-loss spectroscopy, are well reproduced by the calculation. Kinematic effects do not explain the observed changes. Calculations indicate that the changes in vibrational spectra are due to alterations of the intramolecular potential function and charge redistribution upon binding to the Mo.

  2. Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Electronic Structure Calculations of d1 Vanadocene Compounds with Chelated Dithiolate Ligands: Implications for Pyranopterin Mo/W Enzymes

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    Cranswick, Matthew A.; Dawson, Alice; Cooney, J. Jon A.; Gruhn, Nadine E.; Lichtenberger, Dennis L.; Enemark, John H.

    2007-01-01

    Gas-phase photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional theory have been used to investigate the electronic structures of open-shell bent vanadocene compounds with chelating dithiolate ligands, which are minimum molecular models of the active sites of pyranopterin Mo/W enzymes. The compounds Cp2V(dithiolate) [where dithiolate is 1,2-ethenedithiolate (S2C2H2) or 1,2-benzenedithiolate (bdt), and Cp is cyclopentadienyl] provide access to a 17-electron, d1 electron configuration at the metal ...

  3. Numerical performance and throughput benchmark for electronic structure calculations in PC-Linux systems with new architectures, updated compilers, and libraries.

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    Yu, Jen-Shiang K; Hwang, Jenn-Kang; Tang, Chuan Yi; Yu, Chin-Hui

    2004-01-01

    A number of recently released numerical libraries including Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Subroutines (ATLAS) library, Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL), GOTO numerical library, and AMD Core Math Library (ACML) for AMD Opteron processors, are linked against the executables of the Gaussian 98 electronic structure calculation package, which is compiled by updated versions of Fortran compilers such as Intel Fortran compiler (ifc/efc) 7.1 and PGI Fortran compiler (pgf77/pgf90) 5.0. The ifc 7.1 delivers about 3% of improvement on 32-bit machines compared to the former version 6.0. Performance improved from pgf77 3.3 to 5.0 is also around 3% when utilizing the original unmodified optimization options of the compiler enclosed in the software. Nevertheless, if extensive compiler tuning options are used, the speed can be further accelerated to about 25%. The performances of these fully optimized numerical libraries are similar. The double-precision floating-point (FP) instruction sets (SSE2) are also functional on AMD Opteron processors operated in 32-bit compilation, and Intel Fortran compiler has performed better optimization. Hardware-level tuning is able to improve memory bandwidth by adjusting the DRAM timing, and the efficiency in the CL2 mode is further accelerated by 2.6% compared to that of the CL2.5 mode. The FP throughput is measured by simultaneous execution of two identical copies of each of the test jobs. Resultant performance impact suggests that IA64 and AMD64 architectures are able to fulfill significantly higher throughput than the IA32, which is consistent with the SpecFPrate2000 benchmarks. PMID:15032545

  4. Analysis of bonding and d-electron count in the transition-metal carbides and transition-metal-silicide carbides with discrete linear M-C-M units (M = Cr, Fe, Re) by electronic structure calculations

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    Electronic structures of the silicide carbides Tm2Fe2Si2C, Th2Re2Si2C, and ThFe2SiC and the carbide Ho2Cr2C3 were calculated, using the extended Hueckel tight binding method, to probe the d-electron counts of their transition metal atoms M (Cr, Fe, Re) the bonding of their linear M-C-M (M = Cr, Fe, Re) units. The nature of the short interlayer X hor-ellipsis X (X = C, Si) bonds in Tm2Fe2Si2C, Th2Re2Si2C, and Ho2Cr2C3 was also examined. The study shows that the M-C bonds of the M-C-M units exist as double bonds. There is significant bonding in the interlayer Si hor-ellipsis Si contacts of the silicide carbides R2M2Si2C (M = Fe, Re). The transition-metal atoms exist as d10 ions in Tm2Fe2Si2C and Th2Re2Si2C. The d-electron count is slightly lower than d10 in ThFe2SiC and close to d5 in Ho2Cr2C3

  5. Electronic structure of crystalline uranium nitrides UN, U2N3 and UN2: LCAO calculations with the basis set optimization

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    The results of LCAO DFT calculations of lattice parameters, cohesive energy and bulk modulus of the crystalline uranium nitrides UN, U2N3 and UN2 are presented and discussed. The LCAO computer codes Gaussian03 and Crystal06 are applied. The calculations are made with the uranium atom relativistic effective small core potential by Stuttgart-Cologne group (60 electrons in the core). The calculations include the U atom basis set optimization. Powell, Hooke-Jeeves, conjugated gradient and Box methods are implemented in the author's optimization package, being external to the codes for molecular and periodic calculations. The basis set optimization in LCAO calculations improves the agreement of the lattice parameter and bulk modulus of UN crystal with the experimental data, the change of the cohesive energy due to the optimization is small. The mixed metallic-covalent chemical bonding is found both in LCAO calculations of UN and U2N3 crystals; UN2 crystal has the semiconducting nature

  6. Correlation of electronic structure and magnetic moment in Ga1-xMnxN : First-principles, mean field and high temperature series expansions calculations

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    Masrour, R.; Hlil, E. K.

    2016-08-01

    Self-consistent ab initio calculations based on density-functional theory and using both full potential linearized augmented plane wave and Korring-Kohn-Rostoker-coherent potential approximation methods, are performed to investigate both electronic and magnetic properties of the Ga1-xMnxN system. Magnetic moments considered to lie along (001) axes are computed. Obtained data from ab initio calculations are used as input for the high temperature series expansions (HTSEs) calculations to compute other magnetic parameters such as the magnetic phase diagram and the critical exponent. The increasing of the dilution x in this system has allowed to verify a series of HTSEs predictions on the possibility of ferromagnetism in dilute magnetic insulators and to demonstrate that the interaction changes from antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic passing through the spins glace phase.

  7. Electronic and magnetic structures of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} ferrimagnetic investigated by first principle, mean field and series expansions calculations

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    Masrour, R., E-mail: rachidmasrour@hotmail.com [Laboratory of Materials, Processes, Environment and Quality, Cady Ayyed University, National School of Applied Sciences, 63 46000, Safi (Morocco); LMPHE (URAC 12), Faculty of Science, Mohammed V-Agdal University, Rabat (Morocco); Hlil, E.K. [Institut Néel, CNRS et Université Joseph Fourier, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble cedex 9 (France); Hamedoun, M. [Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies, MAScIR, Rabat (Morocco); Benyoussef, A. [LMPHE (URAC 12), Faculty of Science, Mohammed V-Agdal University, Rabat (Morocco); Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies, MAScIR, Rabat (Morocco); Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Rabat (Morocco); Mounkachi, O.; El Moussaoui, H. [Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies, MAScIR, Rabat (Morocco)

    2015-03-15

    Self-consistent ab initio calculations, based on density functional theory (DFT) approach and using a full potential linear augmented plane wave (FLAPW) method, are performed to investigate both electronic and magnetic properties of the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}. Polarized spin and spin–orbit coupling are included in calculations within the framework of the antiferromagnetic state between two adjacent Fe plans. Magnetic moment considered to lie along (010) axes are computed. Obtained data from ab initio calculations are used as input for the high temperature series expansions (HTSEs) calculations to compute other magnetic parameters. The exchange interactions between the magnetic atoms Fe–Fe in Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} are given using the mean field theory. The high temperature series expansions (HTSEs) of the magnetic susceptibility of with the magnetic moments, m{sub Fe} in Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} is given up to seventh order series in (1/k{sub B}T). The Néel temperature T{sub N} is obtained by HTSEs of the magnetic susceptibility series combined with the Padé approximant method. The critical exponent γ associated with the magnetic susceptibility is deduced as well. - Highlights: • Ab initio calculations, based on DFT approach and FLAPW are used to study the electronic properties of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}. • Magnetic moments of Fe{sub 1} and Fe{sub 2} are estimated to −/+3.44 µ{sub B}. • HTSE method is used to calculate the Néel temperature of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}.

  8. Global nuclear-structure calculations

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    The revival of interest in nuclear ground-state octupole deformations that occurred in the 1980's was stimulated by observations in 1980 of particularly large deviations between calculated and experimental masses in the Ra region, in a global calculation of nuclear ground-state masses. By minimizing the total potential energy with respect to octupole shape degrees of freedom in addition to ε2 and ε4 used originally, a vastly improved agreement between calculated and experimental masses was obtained. To study the global behavior and interrelationships between other nuclear properties, we calculate nuclear ground-state masses, spins, pairing gaps and Β-decay and half-lives and compare the results to experimental qualities. The calculations are based on the macroscopic-microscopic approach, with the microscopic contributions calculated in a folded-Yukawa single-particle potential

  9. Calculation of electrons scattering on hydrogenic targets

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    Bray, I. [Flinders Univ. of South Australia, Adelaide, SA (Australia). Electronic Structure of Materials Centre; Stelbovics, A.T. [Murdoch Univ., Perth, WA (Australia). School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

    1994-10-01

    This review is structured in the following way. Firstly, it gives an outline of the various electron scattering methods currently in use, then discusses their strengths and weaknesses, and contrast these with the Convergent Close-Coupling (CCC) method. This will be followed by a section devoted to the detailed description of the CCC method. Subsequently, various comparisons of experiment, the CCC method, and those of other available theories will be presented for a number of targets. It concentrates on issues of greatest interest, namely where treatment of the target continuum is of great importance, or where there are unresolved discrepancies with experiment. Lastly, it indicates what is considered to be outstanding problems and suggests future directions for our approach to electron scattering problems. 124 refs., 10 figs.

  10. Calculation of electrons scattering on hydrogenic targets

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    This review is structured in the following way. Firstly, it gives an outline of the various electron scattering methods currently in use, then discusses their strengths and weaknesses, and contrast these with the Convergent Close-Coupling (CCC) method. This will be followed by a section devoted to the detailed description of the CCC method. Subsequently, various comparisons of experiment, the CCC method, and those of other available theories will be presented for a number of targets. It concentrates on issues of greatest interest, namely where treatment of the target continuum is of great importance, or where there are unresolved discrepancies with experiment. Lastly, it indicates what is considered to be outstanding problems and suggests future directions for our approach to electron scattering problems. 124 refs., 10 figs

  11. Molecular structure, electronic properties, NLO, NBO analysis and spectroscopic characterization of Gabapentin with experimental (FT-IR and FT-Raman) techniques and quantum chemical calculations

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    Sinha, Leena; Karabacak, Mehmet; Narayan, V.; Cinar, Mehmet; Prasad, Onkar

    2013-05-01

    Gabapentin (GP), structurally related to the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), mimics the activity of GABA and is also widely used in neurology for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain. It exists in zwitterionic form in solid state. The present communication deals with the quantum chemical calculations of energies, geometrical structure and vibrational wavenumbers of GP using density functional (DFT/B3LYP) method with 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. In view of the fact that amino acids exist as zwitterions as well as in the neutral form depending on the environment (solvent, pH, etc.), molecular properties of both the zwitterionic and neutral form of GP have been analyzed. The fundamental vibrational wavenumbers as well as their intensities were calculated and compared with experimental FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra. The fundamental assignments were done on the basis of the total energy distribution (TED) of the vibrational modes, calculated with scaled quantum mechanical (SQM) method. The electric dipole moment, polarizability and the first hyperpolarizability values of the GP have been calculated at the same level of theory and basis set. The nonlinear optical (NLO) behavior of zwitterionic and neutral form has been compared. Stability of the molecule arising from hyper-conjugative interactions and charge delocalization has been analyzed using natural bond orbital analysis. Ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectrum of the title molecule has also been calculated using TD-DFT method. The thermodynamic properties of both the zwitterionic and neutral form of GP at different temperatures have been calculated.

  12. Electronic structure of pesticides: 1. Organochlorine insecticides

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    Novak, Igor, E-mail: inovak@csu.edu.au [Charles Sturt University, POB 883, Orange, NSW 2800 (Australia); Kovac, Branka [Physical Chemistry Division, ' R. Boskovic' Institute, HR-10000 Zagreb (Croatia)

    2011-11-15

    Highlights: {yields} Electronic structure of several organochlorine insecticides has been determined by UV photoelectron spectroscopy and high-level ab initio calculations. {yields} The electronic structure obtained from spectra has been related to their biological activity. {yields} The molecular modes of binding to appropriate receptors are rationalized in view of the molecule's electronic structure and conformational flexibility. - Abstract: The electronic structures of six organochlorine insecticides: {gamma}-lindane (I), aldrin (II), dieldrin (III), DDD (IV), DDE (V) and DDT (VI) have been investigated by UV photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), quantum chemical calculations and comparison with molecular modelling studies. Their electronic and molecular structures are discussed in order to rationalize their biological activity. In this work we relate the biological activity of these insecticides to their experimentally observed electronic and molecular structures.

  13. Predictive study of structural, electronic, magnetic and thermodynamic properties of XFeO3 (X = Ag, Zr and Ru multiferroic materials in cubic perovskite structure: first-principles calculations

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    Moulay N.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The full potential linear-muffin-tin-orbital method within the spin local density approximation has been used to study the structural, electronic, magnetic and thermodynamic properties of three multiferroic compounds of XFeO3 type. Large values of bulk modulus for these compounds have been obtained, which demonstrates their hardness. The calculated total and partial density of states of these compounds shows a complex of strong hybridized 3d and 4d states at Fermi level. The two degenerate levels eg and t2g clearly demonstrate the origin of this complex. We have also investigated the effect of pressure, from 0 GPa to 55 GPa, on the magnetic moment per atom and the exchange of magnetic energy between the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic states. For more detailed knowledge, we have calculated the thermodynamic properties, and determined heat capacity, Debye temperature, bulk modulus and enthropy at different temperatures and pressures for the three multiferroic compounds. This is the first predictive calculation of all these properties.

  14. Computational Chemistry Using Modern Electronic Structure Methods

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    Bell, Stephen; Dines, Trevor J.; Chowdhry, Babur Z.; Withnall, Robert

    2007-01-01

    Various modern electronic structure methods are now days used to teach computational chemistry to undergraduate students. Such quantum calculations can now be easily used even for large size molecules.

  15. Account of helical and rotational symmetries in the linear augmented cylindrical wave method for calculating the electronic structure of nanotubes: Towards the ab initio determination of the band structure of a (100, 99) tubule

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    D'Yachkov, P. N.; Makaev, D. V.

    2007-11-01

    Every carbon single-walled nanotube (SWNT) can be generated by first mapping only two nearest-neighbor C atoms onto a surface of a cylinder and then using the rotational and helical symmetry operators to determine the remainder of the tubule [C. T. White , Phys. Rev. B 47, 5485 (1993)]. With account of these symmetries, we developed a symmetry-adapted version of a linear augmented cylindrical wave method. In this case, the cells contain only two carbon atoms, and the ab initio theory becomes applicable to any SWNT independent of the number of atoms in a translational unit cell. The approximations are made in the sense of muffin-tin (MT) potentials and local-density-functional theory only. An electronic potential is suggested to be spherically symmetrical in the regions of atoms and constant in an interspherical region up to the two essentially impenetrable cylinder-shaped potential barriers. To construct the basis wave functions, the solutions of the Schrödinger equation for the interspherical and MT regions of the tubule were sewn together using a theorem of addition for cylindrical functions, the resulting basis functions being continuous and differentiable anywhere in the system. With account of analytical equations for these functions, the overlap and Hamiltonian integrals are calculated, which permits determination of electronic structure of nanotube. We have calculated the total band structures and densities of states of the chiral and achiral, semiconducting, semimetallic, and metallic carbon SWNTs (13, 0), (12, 2), (11, 3), (10, 5), (9, 6), (8, 7), (7, 7), (12, 4), and (100, 99) containing up to the 118 804 atoms per translational unit cell. Even for the (100, 99) system with huge unit cell, the band structure can be easily calculated and the results can be presented in the standard form of four curves for the valence band plus one curve for the low-energy states of conduction band. About 150 functions produce convergence of the band structures better then

  16. Studies of the defect structure from the calculations of optical and electron paramagnetic resonance spectra for Ni2+ centre in -LiIO3 crystal

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    Feng Wen-Lin; Zheng Wen-Chen

    2008-09-01

    By calculating the optical spectrum band positions and EPR parameters ( factors, ∥, ⊥ and zero-field splitting ) by diagonalizing the complete energy matrix of 3d8 ions in trigonal symmetry, the defect structure of Ni2+ centre in -LiIO3 crystal is studied. It is found that to reach the good fits of optical and EPR data between calculation and experiment, the Ni2+ ion should shift by ≈ 0.298 Å along C3 -axis and the O2− ions between the Ni2+ ion and Li+ vacancy (Li) should be displaced away from the Li by ≈ 0.097 Å because of the electrostatic interaction. The results are discussed.

  17. First-principles calculations of the structural, electronic and optical properties of AgGaS2 and AgGaSe2

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    The structural, electronic and optical properties of two chalcopyrite crystals, AgGaS2 and AgGaSe2, are studied using the full potential linearized augmented plane waves method within the local density approximation. Geometrical optimization of the unit cell (equilibrium volume, c/a ratio, internal parameter u, and bulk modulus) is in good agreement with experimental data. The energy gap is found to be direct for both materials and the nature of the gap crucially depends on the manner in which the Ga 3d, and Ag 4d electrons are treated as core or valence states. Results on band structures, density of states, and charge-density distributions are presented. We report also our results on optical properties like the complex dielectric functions and the refractive index n of the AgGaS2 and AgGaSe2 crystals. We analyze in detail the structures of the dielectric function observed in the studied energy region

  18. Electron absorption of fast waves in global wave calculations

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    The results of a theoretical study of fast wave electron absorption are presented. Proper expressions for the parallel component of the fast wave electric field Eparallel and the electron absorption power, which can be used for global wave calculations, are derived. Electron absorption terms such as transit time magnetic pumping (TTMP), Landau damping and cross-term absorption are all shown to be of the same order of magnitude and should be taken into consideration. Wave equations are written in a form that incorporates electron absorption. Numerical results via the FASTWA code for the Phaedrus-T Tokamak illustrate the typical 3-D structure of the wave electric field and absorbed power, and the relation between different absorption mechanisms for a realistic Tokamak configuration. (Author)

  19. Sulfur K-edge XAS and DFT Calculations on P450 Model Complexes: Effects of Hydrogen Bonding on Electronic Structure and Redox Potentials

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    Dey, Abhishek; Okamura, Taka-aki; Ueyama, Norikazu; Hedman, Britt; Hodgson, Keith O.; Solomon, Edward I.

    2005-01-01

    Hydrogen bonding is generally thought to play an important role in tuning the electronic structure and reactivity of metal-sulfur sites in proteins. To develop a quantitative understanding of this effect, S K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) has been employed to directly probe ligand-metal bond covalency, where it has been found that protein active sites are significantly less covalent than their related model complexes. Sulfur K-edge XAS data are reported here on a series of P450 mod...

  20. Molecular structure calculations: A unified quantum mechanical description of electrons and nuclei using explicitly correlated Gaussian functions and the global vector representation

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    We elaborate on the theory for the variational solution of the Schrödinger equation of small atomic and molecular systems without relying on the Born–Oppenheimer paradigm. The all-particle Schrödinger equation is solved in a numerical procedure using the variational principle, Cartesian coordinates, parameterized explicitly correlated Gaussian functions with polynomial prefactors, and the global vector representation. As a result, non-relativistic energy levels and wave functions of few-particle systems can be obtained for various angular momentum, parity, and spin quantum numbers. A stochastic variational optimization of the basis function parameters facilitates the calculation of accurate energies and wave functions for the ground and some excited rotational-(vibrational-)electronic states of H2+ and H2, three bound states of the positronium molecule, Ps2, and the ground and two excited states of the 7Li atom.

  1. Ab initio calculations of structural, elastic, electronic and thermodynamic properties of the cerium filled skutterudite CeRu4P12 under the effect of pressure

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents an investigation on crystalline, elastic and electronic structure in addition to the thermodynamic properties for a CeRu4P12 filled skutterudite device by using the full-potential linear muffin-tin orbital (FP-LMTO method within the generalized gradient approximations (GGA in the frame of density functional theory (DFT. For this purpose, the structural properties, such as the equilibrium lattice parameter, bulk modulus and pressure derivatives of the bulk modulus, were computed. By using the total energy variation as a function of strain we have determined the independent elastic constants and their pressure dependence. Additionally, the effect of pressure P and temperature T on the lattice parameters, bulk modulus, thermal expansion coefficient, Debye temperature and the heat capacity for CeRu4P12 compound were investigated taking into consideration the quasi-harmonic Debye model.

  2. Electronic Structure of Doped Trans-Polyacetylene

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    2002-01-01

    The behavior of electronic structures of doped trans-polyacetylene is revealed by a simplemethod. (C24H26)+n is used to simulate p-type doped trans-polyacetylene at various doping concentrations.The electronic structure is calculated by CNDO/2 method. These calculations show that at low doping lev-el, the decrease of electronic energy compensates the increase of elastic energy, thus the bond alternationexists, and the charge carriers are solitons. When doping level is high, the increase of elastic energy islarger than the decrease of electronic energy, the bond alternation disappears, solitons no longer exist,and polyacetylene is in a metalic state.

  3. Comparative study of tight-binding and ab initio electronic structure calculations focused on magnetic anisotropy in ordered CoPt alloy

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    Zemen, J.; Mašek, J.; Kučera, J.; Mol, J. A.; Motloch, P.; Jungwirth, T.

    2014-04-01

    An empirical multiorbital (spd) tight binding (TB) model including magnetism and spin-orbit coupling is applied to calculations of magnetic anisotropy energy (MAE) in CoPt L10 structure. A realistic Slater-Koster parametrisation for single-element transition metals is adapted for the ordered binary alloy. Spin magnetic moment and density of states are calculated using a full-potential linearised augmented plane-wave (LAPW) ab initio method and our TB code with different variants of the interatomic parameters. Detailed mutual comparison of this data allows for determination of a subset of the compound TB parameters tuning of which improves the agreement of the TB and LAPW results. MAE calculated as a function of band filling using the refined parameters is in broad agreement with ab initio data for all valence states and in quantitative agreement with ab initio and experimental data for the natural band filling. Our work provides a practical basis for further studies of relativistic magnetotransport anisotropies by means of local Green's function formalism which is directly compatible with our TB approach.

  4. Heats of formation of MHxCly (M = Si, P, As, Sb) compounds and main group fluorides from high level electronic structure calculations.

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    Vasiliu, Monica; Grant, Daniel J; Feller, David; Dixon, David A

    2012-04-12

    Atomization energies at 0 K and heats of formation at 0 and 298 K are predicted for the MH(x)Cl(y) compounds (M = Si, P, As, and Sb) and for a number of trivalent, tetravalent, and pentavalent fluorides (SbF(3), BiF(3), GeF(4), SnF(4), PbF(4), AsF(5), SbF(5)) from coupled cluster theory (CCSD(T)) calculations using correlation consistent basis sets and extrapolation to the complete basis set limit. Small-core, relativistic effective core potentials were used for the heavier elements (Ge, As, Sn, Sb, Pb, and Bi), including correlation of the outer core electrons. Additional scalar relativistic (for the lighter elements) and atomic spin-orbit corrections are included in order to achieve near chemical accuracy of ±1.5 kcal/mol. Vibrational zero point energies were computed from scaled harmonic frequencies at the second order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2) level where possible. Agreement between theory and the available experimental data is excellent. We present a revised heat of formation of the antimony atom in the gas phase. The calculated values will be of use in predicting the behavior of chemical vapor deposition systems. PMID:22397634

  5. Effects of S/Ce-codoping on electronic structures and optical properties of anatase TiO2 from density functional theory calculations

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    Zhou, Shi Wen; Liu, Jian; Peng, Ping; Chen, Wen Qin

    2015-12-01

    The electronic and optical properties of S- and/or Ce-(co)doped anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) are investigated using density functional theory plus U (DFT+U) calculations. The optimized total energy suggests that TiO2 codoping by Ce and S favours the configuration of one substitutional Ce atom occupied on a Ti site with one substitutional S atom either on its nearest neighboring O or Ti site. The calculated results show that all doping configurations exhibit remarkable red-shift and excellent photocatalytic properties compared with pure TiO2. These reinforced features can mainly be ascribed to the appearance of S 3p states in the top of valence band (VB) and Ce 4f states in the bottom of conduction band (CB) as well as the contribution from the increasing octahedral dipole moments. The synergetic effects of cationic Ce and anionic S can extend optical absorption edge, which results in higher absorption coefficient in the visible light region than that of the anionic S monodoping and cationic Ce monodoping case; in the same time, decreasing the codoping concentration leads to reduced optical absorption. Additionally, Ce and S as cations incorporating into TiO2 lattices can induce stronger redox potential with a lower defect formation energy under O-rich condition compared with other doping systems.

  6. Electronic structures and formation energies of pentavalent-ion-doped SnO{sub 2}: First-principles hybrid functional calculations

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    Behtash, Maziar; Joo, Paul H.; Nazir, Safdar; Yang, Kesong, E-mail: kesong@ucsd.edu [Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0448, La Jolla, California 92093-0448 (United States)

    2015-05-07

    We studied the electronic properties and relative thermodynamic stability of several pentavalent-ion (Ta, Nb, P, Sb, and I) doped SnO{sub 2} systems using first-principles hybrid density functional theory calculations, in order to evaluate their potential as transparent conducting oxides (TCOs). I-doped SnO{sub 2}, though conductive, shows a narrowed optical band gap with respect to the undoped system due to the formation of gap states above the valence band. Nb-doped SnO{sub 2} forms localized impurity states below the conduction band bottom, suggesting that the Nb dopant exists as an Nb{sup 4+}-like cation, which is consistent with the recent experimental finding of the formation of the impurity level below the conduction band bottom [Appl. Phys. Express 5, 061201 (2012)]. Ta- and Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} display n-type conductivity, high charge carrier density, and widened optical band gap. P-doped SnO{sub 2} shows similar n-type electronic properties with that of Sb- and Ta-doped systems, and thus P-doped SnO{sub 2} is proposed as a promising candidate TCO for further experimental validation.

  7. Structural, mechanical, electronic and thermal properties of KZnF3 and AgZnF3 Perovskites: FP-(L)APW+lo calculations

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    Hiadsi, S.; Bouafia, H.; Sahli, B.; Abidri, B.; Bouaza, A.; Akriche, A.

    2016-08-01

    This study presents a theoretical prediction of the structural, mechanical, electronic and thermal properties of the zinc-based Perovskites (AgZnF3 and KZnF3) within the framework of Density Functional Theory (DFT) using All-electron self consistent Full Potential Augmented Plane Waves plus local orbital FP-(L)APW + lo method. To make our work comparable and reliable, several functional were used for the exchange-correlation potential. Also, this study intends to provide a basis and an improvement for updating either the values already predicted by other previous work (by using obsolete functional) or to predict them for the first time. GGA-PBE and GGA-PBEsol were used to predict the structural properties of AgZnF3 and KZnF3 Perovskites such as lattice parameter, bulk modulus and its pressure derivative and the cohesive energy. For these properties, the found values are in very good agreement; also those found by GGA-PBEsol are closer to other available previous and experimental results. The electronic properties of these materials are investigated and compared to provide a consolidated prediction by using the modified Becke Johnson potential TB-mBJ with other functional; the values found by this potential are closer to the available proven results and show that these materials exhibit an indirect gap from R to Γ point. The charge densities plot for [110] direction and QTAIM (Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules) theory indicate that ionic character is predominate for (K, Ag, Zn)sbnd F bonds. Finally, the effect of temperature and pressure on the unit cell volume, the heat capacity CV and entropy were studied using the quasi-harmonic Debye model.

  8. Solid state 1H spin-lattice relaxation and isolated-molecule and cluster electronic structure calculations in organic molecular solids: The relationship between structure and methyl group and t-butyl group rotation

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    Wang, Xianlong; Mallory, Frank B.; Mallory, Clelia W.; Odhner, Hosanna R.; Beckmann, Peter A.

    2014-05-01

    We report ab initio density functional theory electronic structure calculations of rotational barriers for t-butyl groups and their constituent methyl groups both in the isolated molecules and in central molecules in clusters built from the X-ray structure in four t-butyl aromatic compounds. The X-ray structures have been reported previously. We also report and interpret the temperature dependence of the solid state 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spin-lattice relaxation rate at 8.50, 22.5, and 53.0 MHz in one of the four compounds. Such experiments for the other three have been reported previously. We compare the computed barriers for methyl group and t-butyl group rotation in a central target molecule in the cluster with the activation energies determined from fitting the 1H NMR spin-lattice relaxation data. We formulate a dynamical model for the superposition of t-butyl group rotation and the rotation of the t-butyl group's constituent methyl groups. The four compounds are 2,7-di-t-butylpyrene, 1,4-di-t-butylbenzene, 2,6-di-t-butylnaphthalene, and 3-t-butylchrysene. We comment on the unusual ground state orientation of the t-butyl groups in the crystal of the pyrene and we comment on the unusually high rotational barrier of these t-butyl groups.

  9. Solid state {sup 1}H spin-lattice relaxation and isolated-molecule and cluster electronic structure calculations in organic molecular solids: The relationship between structure and methyl group and t-butyl group rotation

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    Wang, Xianlong, E-mail: WangXianlong@uestc.edu.cn, E-mail: pbeckman@brynmawr.edu [Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 4 North Jianshe Rd., 2nd Section, Chengdu 610054 (China); Mallory, Frank B. [Department of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-2899 (United States); Mallory, Clelia W. [Department of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-2899 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6323 (United States); Odhner, Hosanna R.; Beckmann, Peter A., E-mail: WangXianlong@uestc.edu.cn, E-mail: pbeckman@brynmawr.edu [Department of Physics, Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-2899 (United States)

    2014-05-21

    We report ab initio density functional theory electronic structure calculations of rotational barriers for t-butyl groups and their constituent methyl groups both in the isolated molecules and in central molecules in clusters built from the X-ray structure in four t-butyl aromatic compounds. The X-ray structures have been reported previously. We also report and interpret the temperature dependence of the solid state {sup 1}H nuclear magnetic resonance spin-lattice relaxation rate at 8.50, 22.5, and 53.0 MHz in one of the four compounds. Such experiments for the other three have been reported previously. We compare the computed barriers for methyl group and t-butyl group rotation in a central target molecule in the cluster with the activation energies determined from fitting the {sup 1}H NMR spin-lattice relaxation data. We formulate a dynamical model for the superposition of t-butyl group rotation and the rotation of the t-butyl group's constituent methyl groups. The four compounds are 2,7-di-t-butylpyrene, 1,4-di-t-butylbenzene, 2,6-di-t-butylnaphthalene, and 3-t-butylchrysene. We comment on the unusual ground state orientation of the t-butyl groups in the crystal of the pyrene and we comment on the unusually high rotational barrier of these t-butyl groups.

  10. Electronic structure interpolation via atomic orbitals

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    Chen, Mohan; Guo, G-C; HE, LIXIN

    2010-01-01

    We present an efficient scheme for accurate electronic structure interpolations based on the systematically improvable optimized atomic orbitals. The atomic orbitals are generated by minimizing the spillage value between the atomic basis calculations and the converged plane wave basis calculations on some coarse $k$-point grid. They are then used to calculate the band structure of the full Brillouin zone using the linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) algorithms. We find that usually 1...

  11. Three-dimensional rf structure calculations

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    The calculation of three-dimensional rf structures is rapidly approaching adolescence, after having been in its infancy for the last four years. This paper will show the kinds of calculations that are currently being performed in the frequency domain and is a companion paper to one in which time-domain calculations are described. 13 refs., 14 figs

  12. Ab Initio factorized LCAO calculations of the electronic band structure of ZnSe, ZnS, and the (ZnSe)1(ZnS)1 strained-layer superlattice

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    The authors report on the results of electronic band structure calculations of bulk ZnSe, bulk ZnS and the (ZnSe)1(ZnS)1, strained-layer superlattice (SLS) using the ab initio factorized linear combination of atomic orbitals method. The bulk calculations were done using the standard primitive nonrectangular 2-atom zinc blende unit cell, while the SLS calculation was done using a primitive tetragonal 4-atom unit cell modeled from the CuAu I structure. The analytic fit to the SLS crystalline potential was determined by using the nonlinear coefficients from the bulk fits. The CPU time saved by factorizing the energy matrix integrals and using a rectangular unit cell is discussed

  13. The electronic structures of solids

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    2013-01-01

    The Electronic Structures of Solids aims to provide students of solid state physics with the essential concepts they will need in considering properties of solids that depend on their electronic structures and idea of the electronic character of particular materials and groups of materials. The book first discusses the electronic structure of atoms, including hydrogen atom and many-electron atom. The text also underscores bonding between atoms and electrons in metals. Discussions focus on bonding energies and structures in the solid elements, eigenstates of free-electron gas, and electrical co

  14. Structural and electronic inhomogeneity for graphene grown on the C-face of SiC: Insights from ab initio calculations

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    Deretzis, I., E-mail: ioannis.deretzis@imm.cnr.it; La Magna, A.

    2014-02-01

    The graphitization of the SiC(0 0 0 1{sup ¯}) plane, commonly referred to as the C-face of SiC, takes place through the sublimation and reorganization of surface atoms upon high-temperature annealing. Often, such reorganization gives rise to ordered atomic reconstructions over the ideally flat (0 0 0 1{sup ¯}) plane. In this article, we use the density functional theory to model graphene/SiC(0 0 0 1{sup ¯}) interfaces with an (1 × 1), (2 × 2) and (3 × 3) SiC periodicity. Our results indicate that the interface geometry can be crucial for both the stability and the electronic characteristics of the first graphitic layer, revealing a complex scenario of binding, doping and electronic correlations. We argue that the presence of more than one interface geometry at different areas of the same sample could be a reason for structural inhomogeneity and n- to p-type transitions.

  15. Final disposal room structural response calculations

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    Finite element calculations have been performed to determine the structural response of waste-filled disposal rooms at the WIPP for a period of 10,000 years after emplacement of the waste. The calculations were performed to generate the porosity surface data for the final set of compliance calculations. The most recent reference data for the stratigraphy, waste characterization, gas generation potential, and nonlinear material response have been brought together for this final set of calculations

  16. On the perfect MgH2(–Nb,–Zr) systems and the influence of vacancy-like defects on their structural properties. A self-consistent first principle calculations study of the electron and positron parameters

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    Highlights: ► We study electronic and bonding properties of MgH2 systems containing vacancies. ► We examine two different transition metals as dopants, Nb and Zr atoms. ► We use ADF-DFT to compute the crystal orbital overlap population. ► We use VASP-DFT to compute binding energies and DOS. -- Abstract: The electronic and structural properties of MgH2 systems containing vacancies and Zr or Nb as dopants were studied using self-consistent calculations. The density of states were computed using the Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package (VASP) and the orbital overlap population weighted DOS with the Amsterdam Density Functional program. The metal–metal and metal–hydrogen bonds in the perfect hydride and this material containing a neutral Mg or H vacancies or a neutral mixed Mg–H vacancy complex were analyzed. The same calculations were also performed in the magnesium hydride with a Nb or a Zr atom as a substitutional impurity and on these systems containing the above mentioned vacancies. Simultaneously, the influence of vacancies in the hydride was studied through the calculation of the positron lifetimes and the positron–electron momentum distributions in the previously referred materials. Secondly, information on the influence of vacancies on the electron momentum density of the MgH2(–Nb,–Zr) systems was additionally obtained through the calculation of the positron–electron momentum distributions. The results obtained indicate that in the pure hydride the presence of vacancies and impurities notable diminishes the force in the atomic bonds. The stability decrease of the bonds was correlated with changes in the positron wave function in the same sites of the structures. Moreover, it was found that these changes in the positron wave function are in good agreement with the decrease of the positron lifetimes

  17. Synthesis, electronic structure investigation of 3-pentyl-2,6-di(furan-2-yl)piperidin-4-one by FT-IR, FT-Raman and UV-Visible spectral studies and ab initio/DFT calculations.

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    Arockia Doss, M; Savithiri, S; Rajarajan, G; Thanikachalam, V; Anbuselvan, C

    2015-12-01

    FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra of 3-pentyl-2,6-di(furan-2-yl) piperidin-4-one (3-PFPO) were recorded in the solid phase. The structural and spectroscopic analyses of 3-PFPO were made by using B3LYP/HF level with 6-311++G(d, p) basis set. The fundamental vibrations are assigned on the basis of the total energy distribution (TED) of the vibrational modes, calculated with scaled quantum mechanics (SQM) method and PQS program. Comparison of the observed fundamental vibrational frequencies of 3-PFPO with calculated results by HF and DFT methods indicates that B3LYP is superior to HF method for molecular vibrational problems. The electronic properties such as excitation energies, oscillator strength, wavelengths and HOMO-LUMO energies were obtained by time-dependent DFT (TD-DFT) approach. The polarizability and first order hyperpolarizability of the title molecule were calculated and interpreted. The hyperconjugative interaction energy (E((2))) and electron densities of donor (i) and acceptor (j) bonds were calculated using NBO analysis. In addition, MEP and atomic charges of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen were calculated using B3LYP/6-311++G(d, p) level theory. Moreover, thermodynamic properties (heat capacities, entropy and enthalpy) of the title compound at different temperatures were calculated in gas phase. PMID:26172464

  18. Accurate calculations of thermionic electron gun properties

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    Jánský, Pavel; Lencová, Bohumila; Zlámal, J.

    Berlin: Springer, 2008 - (Luysberg, M.; Tillmann, K.; Weirich, T.), s. 557-558 ISBN 978-3-540-85154-7. [EMC 2008 - European Microscopy Congress /14./. Aachen (DE), 01.09.2008-05.09.2008] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100650805 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20650511 Keywords : electron emission * electron gun * space charge Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  19. Electronic Transport Calculations Using Maximally-Localized Wannier Functions

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    I present a method to calculate the ballistic transport properties of atomic-scale structures under bias. The electronic structure of the system is calculated using the Kohn-Sham scheme of density functional theory (DFT). The DFT eigenvectors are then transformed into a set of maximally localized Wannier functions (MLWFs) [N. Marzari and D. Vanderbilt, Phys. Rev. B 56 (1997) 12847]. The MLWFs are used as a minimal basis set to obtain the Hamitonian matrices of the scattering region and the adjacent leads, which are needed for transport calculation using the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism. The coupling of the scattering region to the semi-infinite leads is described by the self-energies of the leads. Using the nonequilibrium Green's function method, one calculates self-consistently the charge distribution of the system under bias and evaluates the transmission and current through the system. To solve the Poisson equation within the scheme of MLWFs I introduce a computationally efficient method. The method is applied to a molecular hydrogen contact in two transition metal monatomic wires (Cu and Pt). It is found that for Pt the I-V characteristics is approximately linear dependence, however, for Cu the I-V characteristics manifests a linear dependence at low bias voltages and exhibits apparent nonlinearity at higher bias voltages. I have also calculated the transmission in the zero bias voltage limit for a single CO molecule adsorbed on Cu and Pt monatomic wires. While a chemical scissor effect occurs for the Cu monatomic wire with an adsorbed CO molecule, it is absent for the Pt monatomic wire due to the contribution of d-orbitals at the Fermi energy. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  20. 第一性原理计算水对缬氨酸电子结构的等效势%Ab Initio Calculation of Equivalent Potential of Water for Electronic Structure of Valine

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    郑浩平; 吴丽华; 李根

    2013-01-01

    用第一性原理、全电子、从头计算方法构造了水溶液对缬氨酸(Val)电子结构的等效势.首先用自由团簇计算法得到能量最低时水分子与缬氨酸的相对空间位形,然后用团簇埋入自洽计算(SCCE)方法计算缬氨酸在水分子势下的电子结构,最后用偶极子势代替水分子势.结果表明:由于水溶液的存在,缬氨酸费米面下八个能级每个能级平均上升了约0.775 5 eV;水溶液对缬氨酸电子结构的影响可以很好地被偶极子势模拟.因此,所得的偶极子势可以直接运用到水溶液中蛋白质电子结构的计算中.%The equivalent potential of water for the electronic structure of valine (Val) was constructed on the basis of the first-principles, all-electron, ab initio calculations. The process involved three steps. First, a search for the minimum-energy configuration of the system Val + 7H2O was carried out by free cluster calculation. Then, the electronic structure of valine with the potential of water molecules was calculated with the self-consistent cluster-embedding (SCCE) method. Finally, the effect of water was simulated on valine by dipoles. Results show that the major effect of water on the electronic structure of valine is to raise the eigenvalues of eight orbitals under Fermi surface by about 0. 775 5 eV on average. The effect of water on the electronic structure of valine can be well simulated by dipoles. The equivalent potential obtained can be applied directly to the calculation of the electronic structures of proteins in solution.

  1. Electronic band structure and inter-atomic bonding in layered 1111-like Th-based pnictide oxides ThCuPO, ThCuAsO, ThAgPO, and ThAgAsO from first principles calculations

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    Bannikov, V. V.; Shein, I. R.; Ivanovskii, A. L.

    2011-01-01

    First-principles FLAPW-GGA band structure calculations were employed to examine the structural, electronic properties and the chemical bonding picture for four ZrCuSiAs-like Th-based quaternary pnictide oxides ThCuPO, ThCuAsO, ThAgPO, and ThAgAsO. These compounds were found to be semimetals and may be viewed as "intermediate" systems between two main isostructural groups of superconducting and semiconducting 1111 phases. The Th 5f states participate actively in the formation of valence bands ...

  2. First-principles calculations of X-ray absorption spectra at the K-edge of 3d transition metals: an electronic structure analysis of the pre-edge

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    Cabaret, Delphine; Bordage, Amélie; Juhin, Amélie; Arfaoui, M.; Gaudry, Emilie

    2010-01-01

    We first present an extended introduction of the various methods used to extract electronic and structural information from the K pre-edge X-ray absorption spectra of 3d transition metal ions. The K pre-edge structure is then modelled for a selection of 3d transition metal compounds and analyzed using first-principles calculations based on the density functional theory (DFT) in the local density approximation (LDA). The selected compounds under study are presented in an ascending order of ele...

  3. Self-healing diffusion quantum Monte Carlo algorithms: methods for direct reduction of the fermion sign error in electronic structure calculations

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    We develop a formalism and present an algorithm for optimization of the trial wave-function used in fixed-node diffusion quantum Monte Carlo (DMC) methods. The formalism is based on the DMC mixed estimator of the ground state probability density. We take advantage of a basic property of the walker configuration distribution generated in a DMC calculation, to (i) project-out a multi-determinant expansion of the fixed node ground state wave function and (ii) to define a cost function that relates the interacting-ground-state-fixed-node and the non-interacting trial wave functions. We show that (a) locally smoothing out the kink of the fixed-node ground-state wave function at the node generates a new trial wave function with better nodal structure and (b) we argue that the noise in the fixed-node wave function resulting from finite sampling plays a beneficial role, allowing the nodes to adjust towards the ones of the exact many-body ground state in a simulated annealing-like process. Based on these principles, we propose a method to improve both single determinant and multi-determinant expansions of the trial wave function. The method can be generalized to other wave function forms such as pfaffians. We test the method in a model system where benchmark configuration interaction calculations can be performed and most components of the Hamiltonian are evaluated analytically. Comparing the DMC calculations with the exact solutions, we find that the trial wave function is systematically improved. The overlap of the optimized trial wave function and the exact ground state converges to 100% even starting from wave functions orthogonal to the exact ground state. Similarly, the DMC total energy and density converges to the exact solutions for the model. In the optimization process we find an optimal non-interacting nodal potential of density-functional-like form whose existence was predicted in a previous publication (Phys. Rev. B 77 245110 (2008)). Tests of the method are

  4. Self-healing diffusion quantum Monte Carlo algorithms: methods for direct reduction of the fermion sign error in electronic structure calculations

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    Reboredo, F A; Hood, R Q; Kent, P C

    2009-01-06

    We develop a formalism and present an algorithm for optimization of the trial wave-function used in fixed-node diffusion quantum Monte Carlo (DMC) methods. The formalism is based on the DMC mixed estimator of the ground state probability density. We take advantage of a basic property of the walker configuration distribution generated in a DMC calculation, to (i) project-out a multi-determinant expansion of the fixed node ground state wave function and (ii) to define a cost function that relates the interacting-ground-state-fixed-node and the non-interacting trial wave functions. We show that (a) locally smoothing out the kink of the fixed-node ground-state wave function at the node generates a new trial wave function with better nodal structure and (b) we argue that the noise in the fixed-node wave function resulting from finite sampling plays a beneficial role, allowing the nodes to adjust towards the ones of the exact many-body ground state in a simulated annealing-like process. Based on these principles, we propose a method to improve both single determinant and multi-determinant expansions of the trial wave function. The method can be generalized to other wave function forms such as pfaffians. We test the method in a model system where benchmark configuration interaction calculations can be performed and most components of the Hamiltonian are evaluated analytically. Comparing the DMC calculations with the exact solutions, we find that the trial wave function is systematically improved. The overlap of the optimized trial wave function and the exact ground state converges to 100% even starting from wave functions orthogonal to the exact ground state. Similarly, the DMC total energy and density converges to the exact solutions for the model. In the optimization process we find an optimal non-interacting nodal potential of density-functional-like form whose existence was predicted in a previous publication [Phys. Rev. B 77 245110 (2008)]. Tests of the method are

  5. Electronic structure and conformational properties of the amide linkage Part 9. Geometrical and electronic structures of N-alkenyllactams as determined by PE spectroscopy and semiempirical quantum chemical calculations

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    Woydt, Michael; Rademacher, Paul

    1992-01-01

    N-Alkenyllactams with a ring size from five to seven were studied by semiempirical quantum chemical methods (MNDO and AM1) and photoelectron (PE) spectroscopy. While MNDO leads to a minimum-energy conformation with a clinal alkenyl group, AM1 reveals the antiperiplanar conformation as the most stable one. The following sequence of the three highest occupied MOs was found by AM1: antisymmetric combination of π CC and n N (π 3, HOMO), oxygen lone-pair MO (n o, HOMO-1) and symmetric combination of π CC and n N (π 2 HOMO-2). MNDO calculations give the following orbital sequence: π CC (HOMO), n N and n O. In the AM1 calculations, substantial through-bond interactions were found, while in the MNDO calculations through-space interactions are favoured. The PE spectra of the investigated compounds agree better with the AM1 than with the MNDO results.

  6. Calculations of Thermionic Electron Gun For Micromachining

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    Jánský, Pavel

    Brno: ISI AS CR, 2006 - (Müllerová, I.), s. 35-36 ISBN 80-239-6285-X. [Recent Trends in Charged Particle Optics and Surface Physics Instrumentation /10./. Skalský dvůr (CZ), 22.05.2006-26.05.2006] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20650511 Keywords : electron beam welding * electron optics Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers

  7. Calculation of aberration of electron gun in color picture tubes

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    In a color picture tube, aberration is an important factor influencing the electron beam spot on the screen. This paper discusses a new method which is used to calculate the aberration of an electron gun in a CPT. In this method, electron trajectories are simulated directly in the cathode and the pre-focus lens. In the main lens, the asymptotic aberration is calculated to decide the size of the image. Some results of the calculation are shown in this paper. (orig.)

  8. Calculation of electron wave functions and refractive index of Ne

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    2008-01-01

    The radial wave functions of inner electron shell and outer electron shell of a Ne atom were obtained by the approximate analytical method and tested by calculating the ground state energy of the Ne atom. The equivalent volume of electron cloud and the refractive index of Ne were calculated. The calculated refractive index agrees well with the experimental result. Relationship between the refractive index and the wave function of Ne was discovered.

  9. Electron-Phonon Scattering in Semiconductor Structures with One-Dimensional Electron Gas

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    Pozdnyakov, Dmitry; Galenchik, Vadim

    2006-01-01

    In this study a method for calculation of the electron-phonon scattering rate in semiconductor structures with one-dimensional electron gas is developed. The energy uncertainty of electrons is taken into account.

  10. The Calculation Of Absorbing Thin Film Optical Constants And Electronic Structure From Photometric Measures On Domain IR-VIS-UV Using Neural Networks

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    In this paper a new method using the combination of Neural Networks and the Newton-Raphson algorithm is developped. The technique consists of the use of the solution obtained by Newton-Raphson algorithm between 0.5 and 2.1eV for pure manganese (Mn) and for the amorphous metallic alloy Al88Mn12, to construct two parts of datasets; the first one is used for training the neural network and the second one for the validation tests. The validated neural network model is applied to the determination of optical constants of the two materials Mn and Al88Mn12 in the range of 0.5 and 6.2eV (IR-VIS-UV). The results obtained over all the studied energy range are used to trace back to dielectric function, optical absorption and electronic structure of the same material. By using the partial solution obtained by Newton-Raphson as a database of the neural network prediction model, it is shown that the obtained results are in accordance with those of the literature which consolidate the efficiency of the suggested approach.

  11. Electronic stopping cross sections for use in ion range calculation

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    Theoretical and empirical methods of determining the electronic stopping cross sections are discussed. The values used by various authors in ion range calculations are outlined. Recommendations are made for future range calculations. (author)

  12. Atomic Structure Calculations for Neutral Oxygen

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    Alonizan, Norah; Qindeel, Rabia; Ben Nessib, Nabil

    2016-01-01

    Energy levels and oscillator strengths for neutral oxygen have been calculated using the Cowan (CW), SUPERSTRUCTURE (SS), and AUTOSTRUCTURE (AS) atomic structure codes. The results obtained with these atomic codes have been compared with MCHF calculations and experimental values from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) database.

  13. Electronic structure and thermodynamic stability of cubic LaxSr1-xMnO3 (001) surfaces: First-principles calculations by means of hybrid density-functional theory

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    Surface properties of LaxSr1-xMnO3 (LSM) are of high scientific and technological interest due to potential application of these materials in magnetoresistive devices, spintronics, and high-temperature fuel cells. Using the hybrid exchange-correlation functional within density functional theory, we calculated the electronic structure for a wide range of cubic LSM(001) surfaces at low doping x∝1/8. The layered antiferromagnetic structure is found to be the most energetically favorable for all LSM(001) surfaces under study. Stability of the considered LSM surfaces has been predicted by means of the atomistic thermodynamics. Our calculations show that segregation of Sr at La(Sr)-terminated surface does not lead to its stabilization and thus is thermodynamically unlikely. On the other hand, MnO2-terminated LSM(001) can be stabilized through adsorption of atomic oxygen atop of Mn sites

  14. Structure and theoretical calculations of clay minerals

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    Structural and spectroscopic methods are combined to determine the full structure, including hydrogen atom positions, of dickite, which is a member of the kaolin group. Using the structural information obtained, quantum chemical calculations are performed on these kaolin group minerals. Special emphasis is laid on the relationship between the experimentally derived structure and theory. Finally, the application of quantum chemical methods to study clay minerals at several levels of approximation is reviewed

  15. Effects of rare-earth substitution on the stability and electronic structure of REZnOSb (RE = La-Nd, Sm-Gd) investigated via first-principles calculations

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    Graphical abstract: The structure stability of REZnOSb decreases with varying rare-earth from La to Gd because of the increased binding energy. Research highlights: → As increasing the atomic number of the RE, the structural stability of REZnOSb decreases. → Varying the rare-earth elements from La to Gd, the covalent interactions between [ZnSb] and [LaO] layer are enhanced by 4f-electrons. → The electrical transport properties of REZnOSb could be improved using the large atomic number of the RE. - Abstract: The structural stability, chemical bonding, Mulliken populations, and charge-density distribution of REZnOSb (RE = La-Nd, Sm-Gd) were investigated by first-principles calculations. Unit cell parameters calculated by the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) are in better agreement with experimental results than those derived from the local density approximation (LDA). Binding energy comparisons indicate that the structural stability of REZnOSb decreases with the increment of the atomic number of the RE, as confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) results. Semimetal or narrow band-gap semiconductor behaviors are found for selected REZnOSb. Moreover, chemical bonding analysis shows that there exist considerable polar covalent interactions between the participating atoms. It also reveals that the [ZnSb] layers receive some electrons from the [LaO] layers (donor) as an electrons acceptor and holes transport tunnel. The covalent interactions between the [ZnSb] and [LaO] layers, which are enhanced by 4f-electrons of the RE, are supposed to improve the electrical transport properties.

  16. The electronic structure and thermoelectric properties of BiTl9Te6 and SbTl9Te6: First-principles calculations

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    The electronic structure and thermoelectric properties of MTl9Te6 (M = Bi, Sb) were studied using density functional theory and the semiclassical Boltzmann theory. It is found that the band gaps of BiTl9Te6 and SbTl9Te6 are equal to 0.59 eV and 0.72 eV, respectively. The relative large band gap and strong coupling between Sb s and Te p are helpful to the thermoelectric properties of SbTl9Te6. Near the bottom of the conduction bands, the number of band valleys of SbTl9Te6 is four and is larger than that of BiTl9Te6 (two band valleys), which will increase its Seebeck coefficient. Although BiTl9Te6 has a larger electrical conductivity relative to relaxation time (σ/τ) along the z-direction than that of SbTl9Te6, the results show that the transport properties of SbTl9Te6 are better than those of BiTl9Te6 possibly due to its large Seebeck coefficient. The maximum value of power factor relative to relaxation time (S2σ/τ) for SbTl9Te6 reaches 4.30 × 1011 W/K2 m s at 900 K, that is, originated from its relatively large Seebeck coefficient, suggesting its promising thermoelectric performance at high temperature

  17. Electronic structure and tautomerism of aryl ketones

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    Novak, Igor, E-mail: inovak@csu.edu.au [Charles Sturt University, POB 883, Orange, NSW 2800 (Australia); Klasinc, Leo, E-mail: klasinc@irb.hr [Physical Chemistry Department, Ruđer Bošković Institute, HR-10002 Zagreb (Croatia); Šket, Boris, E-mail: Boris.Sket@fkkt.uni-lj.si [Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, SI-1000 (Slovenia); McGlynn, S.P., E-mail: sean.mcglynn@chemgate.chem.lsu.edu [Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States)

    2015-07-15

    Graphical abstract: Photoelectron spectroscopy, tautomerism. - Highlights: • UV photoelectron spectroscopy of aryl ketones. • The relative stability of tautomers and their electronic structures. • The factors influencing tautomerism. - Abstract: The electronic structures of several aryl ketones (AK) and their α-halo derivatives have been studied by UV photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS). The relative stabilities of keto–enol tautomers have been determined using high-level ab initio calculations and the results were used in the analysis of UPS spectra. The main features of electronic structure and tautomerism of the AK derivatives are discussed.

  18. Electron propagator calculations on linear and branched carbon cluster dianions

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    Zakrzewski, V.G.; Ortiz, J.V. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Electron propagator calculations have been performed on linear carbon cluster dianions from C{sub 7}{sup 2-} to C{sub 10}{sup 2-} and on branched C{sub 7}{sup 2-}, C{sub 9}{sup 2-} and C{sub 11}{sup 2-} structures which have a central, tricoordinate carbon bound to three branches with alternating long and short bonds. The more stable, branched isomer of C{sub 7}{sup 2-} has a positive vertical ionization energy, but the linear form does not. While linear C{sub 10}{sup 2-} is stable with respect to electron loss, it is not possible to decide from these calculations whether linear C{sub 8}{sup 2-} and C{sub 9}{sup 2-} have the same property. There is evidence that better calculations would obtain bound C{sub 8}{sup 2-} and C{sub 9}{sup 2-} species. All branched dianions have positive, vertical ionization energies. Feynman-Dyson amplitudes for dianion ionization energies display delocalized {pi} bonding, with the two terminal carbons of the longest branches making the largest contributions.

  19. Calculations of Intensive Electron Source for Electron Beam Welding

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    Jánský, Pavel; Lencová, Bohumila; Zlámal, J.

    2003-01-01

    Roč. 9, Sup. 3 (2003), s. 22 - 23. ISSN 1431-9276. [MC 2003. Dresden, 07.09.2003-12.09.2003] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IBS2065015 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2065902 Keywords : electron optics * space charge effects * electron gun s Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.648, year: 2003

  20. Electronic band structure and photoemission: A review and projection

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    A brief review of electronic-structure calculations in solids, as a means of interpreting photoemission spectra, is presented. The calculations are, in general, of three types: ordinary one-electron-like band structures, which apply to bulk solids and are the basis of all other calculations; surface modified calculations, which take into account, self-consistently if at all possible, the presence of a vacuum-solid interface and of the electronic modifications caused thereby; and many-body calculations, which go beyond average-field approximations and consider dynamic rearrangement effects caused by electron-electron correlations during the photoemission process. 44 refs

  1. Calculation of tolerances in accelerating structures

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    A method is suggested for calculating tolerances for similar elements of an accelerating-focusing channel of a charged particle linac the particle dynamics in which is described by linear or non-linear equations. Tolerances for each drift tube of the accelerating structure with modified variable-phase focusing are determined with respect to tolerances for the output parameters of an accelerated beam at preset lengths of drift tubes. The tolerances obtained in supposition of equal effects, equal tolerances and those accounting for the cost of fabrication and assembling of the elements of the structure are compared. The algorithm suggested can also be used for calculating tolerances in structures with hard focusing

  2. Electronic structure of the actinide dioxides

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    The electronic properties of the fluorite structured actinide dioxides have been investigated using the linear muffin tin orbital method in the atomic sphere approximation. CaF2 with the same structure was also studied because of the relative simplicity of its electronic structure and the greater amount of experimental data available. Band structures were calculated both non self consistently and self consistently. In the non self consistent calculations the effect of changing the approximation to the exchange-correlation potential and the starting atomic configurations was examined. Using the concepts of canonical bands the effects of hybridization were investigated. In particular the 5f electrons included in the band picture were found to mix more strongly into the valence band than indicated by experiment. On this basis the 5f electrons were not included in self consistent calculations which in the density functional formalism are capable of yielding ground state properties. Because of the non participation of the f electrons in the bonding UO2 only was considered as representative of the actinide dioxides. For comparison CaF2 was also examined. Using Pettifor's pressure formula to determine the equilibrium condition the lattice constants were calculated to be 0.5% and 5% respectively below the experimental values. (author)

  3. The Hondo 15 program for calculation of molecule electronic structure: its adaptation to Cyber 170/750 system of IEAv and use manual

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    The HONDO/5 program, herein described, performs a Hartree-Fock-Roothaan type calculation in molecules employing Gaussian type functions in the expansion of the molecular orbitals. After a brief exposition of the method upon which the theory is based, a new manual is presented in a more detailed version than the original one. (Author)

  4. Mixed lithium-sodium (LiNaCO3) and lithium-potassium (LiKCO3) carbonates for low temperature electrochemical applications: Structure, electronic properties and surface reconstruction from ab-initio calculations

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    Ricca, Chiara; Ringuedé, Armelle; Cassir, Michel; Adamo, Carlo; Labat, Frédéric

    2016-05-01

    The structural, electronic and surface properties of the mixed lithium-sodium (LiNaCO3) and lithium-potassium (LiKCO3) carbonates were studied through periodic calculations performed at the density functional theory (DFT) level, using three different exchange-correlation functionals. The hybrid functional PBE0 was found to be the best one to describe both geometric and electronic features of bulk LiNaCO3 and LiKCO3. Polar (001) and non-polar (110) low index surfaces were taken into account, the first one being found the most stable in both cases, after reconstruction. Both introduction of vacancies (R1) and octopolar terminations (R2) of (001), exposing Li ((001)Li) or Na ((001)Na) were described in detail. The computed stability order for the reconstructed surfaces in gas phase is: (001)R1Na > > (001)R1Li > (001)R2Na ≈ (001)R2Li. The obtained information, in particular regarding the electronic and surface properties, could be used in future to help understanding the role of mixed carbonates as component of oxide-carbonate electrolytes for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells (LT-SOFCs) applications, especially as reasonable starting points for dynamics calculations of liquid molten carbonates based systems.

  5. QCD Anomalous Structure of Electron

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    Slominski, Wojciech

    1998-01-01

    The parton content of the electron is analyzed within perturbative QCD. It is shown that electron acquires an anomalous component from QCD, analogously to photon. The evolution equations for the `exclusive' and `inclusive' electron structure function are constructed and solved numerically in the asymptotic $Q^2$ region.

  6. Electron spectra of adatomic structures

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    Within the framework of statistical theory of line-shape in electron elastic scattering and high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy electronic spectra are studied concerning the problem of the detection of scattering from adatomic complexes and determination of parameters of simple models for the surface structure. 20 refs

  7. Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of Cu2ZnGeSe4. First-Principles Calculations and Vacuum-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Ellipsometric Studies

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    Choi, Sukgeun [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Park, Ji-Sang [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Donohue, Andrea [J. A. Woollam Co. Inc., Lincoln, NE (United States); Christensen, Steven T. [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); To, Bobby [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Beall, Carolyn [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Wei, Su-Huai [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Repins, Ingid L. [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2015-11-19

    Cu2ZnGeSe4 is of interest for the development of next-generation thin-film photovoltaic technologies. To understand its electronic structure and related fundamental optical properties, we perform first-principles calculations for three structural variations: kesterite, stannite, and primitive-mixed CuAu phases. The calculated data are compared with the room-temperature dielectric functionϵ=ϵ1+iϵ2 spectrum of polycrystalline Cu2ZnGeSe4 determined by vacuum-ultraviolet spectroscopic ellipsometry in the photon-energy range of 0.7 to 9.0 eV. Ellipsometric data are modeled with the sum of eight Tauc-Lorentz oscillators, and the best-fit model yields the band-gap and Tauc-gap energies of 1.25 and 1.19 eV, respectively. A comparison of overall peak shapes and relative intensities between experimental spectra and the calculated ϵ data for three structural variations suggests that the sample may not have a pure (ordered) kesterite phase. We found that the complex refractive index N=n+ik, normal-incidence reflectivity R, and absorption coefficients α are calculated from the modeled ϵ spectrum, which are also compared with those of Cu2ZnSnSe4 . The spectral features for Cu2ZnGeSe4 appear to be weaker and broader than those for Cu2ZnSnSe4 , which is possibly due to more structural imperfections presented in Cu2ZnGeSe4 than Cu2ZnSnSe4 .

  8. Electron conductance in curved quantum structures

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    Willatzen, Morten; Gravesen, Jens

    2010-01-01

    A differential-geometry analysis is employed to investigate the transmission of electrons through a curved quantum-wire structure. Although the problem is a three-dimensional spatial problem, the Schrodinger equation can be separated into three general coordinates. Hence, the proposed method...... is computationally fast and provides direct (geometrical) parameter insight as regards the determination of the electron transmission coefficient. We present, as a case study, calculations of the electron conductivity of a helically shaped quantum-wire structure and discuss the influence of the quantum...

  9. First-principles calculations on the electronic structure of TiCxN1-x, ZrxNb1-xC and HfCxN1-x alloys

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    We investigated the structural, elastic and electronic properties of a series of early transition metal carbides and nitrides, namely, those formed with 3d metals (TiC, TiN), 4d metals (ZrC, NbC) and 5d metals (HfC, HfN), and their ternary alloys. The calculation are based on accurate first-principles total-energy calculations using the hybrid full-potential augmented plane-wave plus local orbitals method. We have used the local-density as well as the generalized gradient approximations for the exchange and correlation potential. The ground state properties, equilibrium lattice constants, bulk moduli, elastic constants and the charge densities are determined for both the binary and their related ternary alloys. The densities of electron states for TiCxN1-x, ZrxNb1-xC and HfCxN1-x alloys are also presented. A model structure of sixteen-atom supercell is used

  10. Electronic structure interpolation via atomic orbitals

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    Chen Mohan; Guo, G-C; He Lixin, E-mail: helx@ustc.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026 (China)

    2011-08-17

    We present an efficient scheme for accurate electronic structure interpolation based on systematically improvable optimized atomic orbitals. The atomic orbitals are generated by minimizing the spillage value between the atomic basis calculations and the converged plane wave basis calculations on some coarse k-point grid. They are then used to calculate the band structure of the full Brillouin zone using the linear combination of atomic orbitals algorithms. We find that usually 16-25 orbitals per atom can give an accuracy of about 10 meV compared to the full ab initio calculations, and the accuracy can be systematically improved by using more atomic orbitals. The scheme is easy to implement and robust, and works equally well for metallic systems and systems with complicated band structures. Furthermore, the atomic orbitals have much better transferability than Shirley's basis and Wannier functions, which is very useful for perturbation calculations.

  11. Structural and electronic properties of zinc blende B{sub x}Al{sub 1-x}N{sub y}P{sub 1-y} quaternary alloys via first-principle calculations

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    Abdiche, A., E-mail: abdiche_a@yahoo.fr [Engineering Physics Laboratory, Tiaret University, 14000 Tiaret (Algeria); Baghdad, R. [Engineering Physics Laboratory, Tiaret University, 14000 Tiaret (Algeria); Khenata, R., E-mail: khenata_rabah@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modelisation Mathematique (LPQ3M), Departement de Technologie, Universite de Mascara, 29000 Mascara (Algeria); Department of Physics and Astronomy, King Saud University, P.O Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Riane, R. [Computational Materials Science Laboratory, University Research of Sidi-Bel-Abbes, 22000 Algeria (Algeria); Al-Douri, Y. [Institute of Nono Electronic Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, 01000 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia); Guemou, M. [Engineering Physics Laboratory, Tiaret University, 14000 Tiaret (Algeria); Bin-Omran, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, King Saud University, P.O Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-02-01

    The structural and electronic properties of cubic zinc blende BN, BP, AlN and AlP compounds and their B{sub x}Al{sub 1-x}N{sub y}P{sub 1-y} quaternary alloys, have been calculated using the non relativistic full-potential linearized-augmented plane wave FP-LAPW method. The exchange-correlation potential is treated with the local density approximation of Perdew and Wang (LDA-PW) as well as the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) of Perdew-Burke and Ernzerhof (GGA-PBE). The calculated structural properties of BN, BP, AlN and AlP compounds are in good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data. A nonlinear variation of compositions x and y with the lattice constants, bulk modulus, direct and indirect band gaps is found. The calculated bowing of the fundamental band gaps is in good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical value. To our knowledge this is the first quantitative theoretical investigation on B{sub x}Al{sub 1-x}N{sub y}P{sub 1-y} quaternary alloy and still awaits experimental confirmations.

  12. New insight into the potential energy landscape and relaxation pathways of photoexcited aniline from CASSCF and XMCQDPT2 electronic structure calculations.

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    M. Sala; Kirkby, O. M.; Guérin, S.; Fielding, H.H.

    2014-01-01

    There have been a number of recent experimental investigations of the nonadiabatic relaxation dynamics of aniline following excitation to the first three singlet excited states, 1(1)ππ*, 1(1)π3s/πσ* and 2(1)ππ*. Motivated by differences between the interpretations of experimental observations, we have employed CASSCF and XMCQDPT2 calculations to explore the potential energy landscape and relaxation pathways of photoexcited aniline. We find a new prefulvene-like MECI connecting the 1(1)ππ* sta...

  13. Nuclear structure calculations for astrophysical applications

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    Here we present calculated results on such diverse properties as nuclear energy levels, ground-state masses and shapes, β-decay properties and fission-barrier heights. Our approach to these calculations is to use a unified theoretical framework within which the above properties can all be studied. The results are obtained in the macroscopic-microscopic approach in which a microscopic nuclear-structure single-particle model with extensions is combined with a macroscopic model, such as the liquid drop model. In this model the total potential energy of the nucleus may be calculated as a function of shape. The maxima and minima in this function correspond to such features as the ground state, fission saddle points and shape-isomeric states. Various transition rate matrix elements are determined from wave-functions calculated in the single-particle model with pairing and other relevant residual interactions taken into account

  14. Electronic structure of MgB2

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    P Modak; R S Rao; B K Godwal; S K Sikka

    2002-05-01

    Results of ab initio electronic structure calculations on the compound MgB2 using the FPLAPW method employing GGA for the exchange-correlation energy are presented. Total energy minimization enables us to estimate the equilibrium volume, / ratio and the bulk modulus, all of which are in excellent agreement with experiment. We obtain the mass enhancement parameter by using our calculated (F) and the experimental specific heat data. The c is found to be 24.7 K.

  15. Spin-polarized calculations of electronic structures in ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic Zn{sub 0.75}TM{sub 0.25}Se (TM=Cr, Fe, Co and Ni)

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    Amari, S., E-mail: siham_amari@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Modelisation et de Simulation en Sciences des Materiaux, Departement de Physique Universite Djillali Liabes, Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria); Mecabih, S.; Abbar, B.; Bouhafs, B. [Laboratoire de Modelisation et de Simulation en Sciences des Materiaux, Departement de Physique Universite Djillali Liabes, Sidi Bel-Abbes (Algeria)

    2012-09-15

    In this work, we aim to examine the spin-polarized electronic band structures, the local densities of states as well as the magnetism of Zn{sub 1-x}TM{sub x}Se (TM=Cr, Fe, Co and Ni) diluted magnetic semiconductors in the ferromagnetic (FM) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) phases, and with 25% of TM. The calculations are performed by the developed full-potential augmented plane wave plus local orbitals method within the spin density functional theory. As exchange-correlation potential we used the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) form. We treated the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases and we found that all compounds are stable in the ferromagnetic structure. Structural properties are computed after total energy minimization. Our results show that the cohesive energies of Zn{sub 0.75}TM{sub 0.25}Se are greater than that of zinc blende ZnSe. We discuss the electronic structures, total and partial densities of states, local moments and the p-d exchange splitting. Furthermore, we found that p-d hybridization reduces the local magnetic moment of TM and produces small local magnetic moments on the nonmagnetic Zn and Se sites. We found also that in the AFM phase the TM local magnetic moments are smaller than in the FM phase; this is due to the greater interaction of the TM d-up and d-down orbitals. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The calculation of the exchange constants of ZnTMSe (TM=Cr, Fe, Co and Ni). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Prediction of the spin-exchange splitting of ZnTMSe (TM=Cr, Fe, Co and Ni). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The study of ZnTMSe diluted magnetic semiconductors in the FM and AFM phases.

  16. DFT calculations study of structural, electronic, and optical properties of Cu{sub 2}ZnSn(S{sub 1−x}Se{sub x}){sub 4} alloys

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    Zhao, Zong-Yan, E-mail: zzy@kmust.edu.cn [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials of Yunnan Province, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China); Liu, Qing-Lu [Key Laboratory of Micro/Nano Materials and Technology of Yunnan Province, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091 (China); Zhao, Xiang [Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials of Yunnan Province, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China)

    2015-01-05

    Highlights: • CZTSSe alloys in four crystal structures were studied by DFT calculations. • The parameters of CZTSSe alloys are nearly linear varying with Se compositions. • The composition of CZTSSe alloys could be determined by conventional optical measurements. - Abstract: As promising solar cell absorb materials, detailed density functional theory calculations of the structural, electronic, and optical properties of Cu{sub 2}ZnSn(S{sub 1−x}Se{sub x}){sub 4} alloys with different crystal structures (including: zincblende-derived kesterite, zincblende-derived stannite, wurtzite-derived kesterite, and wurtzite-derived stannite) over the whole range of Se composition from x = 0 to x = 1 were systematically investigated in the present work. The calculated results revealed that the lattice constants variation of Cu{sub 2}ZnSn(S{sub 1−x}Se{sub x}){sub 4} alloys obey the Vegard’s law; and the wurtzite-derived alloys have better alloy solubility and component-uniform compared with zincblende-derived alloys. In the whole range of x, the calculated lattice constants, band gaps, dielectric constants, and refractive index are nearly linear varying with Se compositions. Using the fitting functional relationships, one not only designs suitable Cu{sub 2}ZnSn(S{sub 1−x}Se{sub x}){sub 4} alloys as absorber materials for solar cells, but also determines the composition of Cu{sub 2}ZnSn(S{sub 1−x}Se{sub x}){sub 4} alloys by conventional optical measurements in practice.

  17. First-principles calculations of the atomic and electronic structure of SrZrO3 and PbZrO3 (001) and (011) surfaces

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    We present the results of calculations of surface relaxations, rumplings, energetics, optical band gaps, and charge distribution for the SrZrO3 and PbZrO3 (001) and (011) surfaces using the ab initio code CRYSTAL and a hybrid description of exchange and correlation. We consider both SrO(PbO) and ZrO2 terminations of the (001) surface and Sr(Pb), ZrO, and O terminations of the polar SrZrO3 and PbZrO3 (011) surfaces. On the (001) surfaces, we find that all upper and third layer atoms relax inward, while outward relaxations of all atoms in the second layer are found with the sole exception of the SrO-terminated SrZrO3 (001) surface second layer O atom. Between all (001) and (011) surfaces the largest relaxations, more than 15% of the bulk lattice constant, are for the Sr- and Pb-terminated SrZrO3 and PbZrO3 (011) surface upper layer Sr and Pb atoms. Our calculated surface rumpling for the SrO- and PbO-terminated SrZrO3 and PbZrO3 (001) surfaces (6.77 and 3.32% of a0) are by a factor of ten larger than the surface rumpling for the ZrO2-terminated (001) surfaces (-0.72 and 0.38% of a0, respectively). In contrast to the surface rumpling, the (001) surface energies are comparable and in the energy range from 0.93 eV/cell for the ZrO2-terminated PbZrO3 surface to 1.24 eV/cell for the ZrO2-terminated SrZrO3 surface. In contrast to the (001) surface, different terminations of the SrZrO3 and PbZrO3 (011) surfaces lead to very different surface energies ranging from 1.74 eV/cell for the Pb-terminated PbZrO3 (011) surface to 3.61 eV/cell for the ZrO-terminated SrZrO3 (011) surface. All our calculated (011) surface energies are considerably larger than the (001) surface energies. Our calculated optical band gap for the SrZrO3 bulk, 5.31 eV, is in fair agreement with the experimental value of 5.6 eV. All our calculated optical band gaps for the SrZrO3 and PbZrO3 (001) and (011) surfaces are reduced with respect to the bulk. We predict a considerable increase in the Zr-O chemical

  18. Overview of nuclear structure with electrons

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    Following a broad summary of the author's view of nuclear structure in 1974, he will discuss the key elements they have learned in the past 25 years from the research at the M.I.T. Bates Linear Accelerator center and its sister electron accelerator laboratories. Electron scattering has provided the essential measurements for most of the progress. The future is bright for nuclear structure research as their ability to realistically calculate nuclear structure observables has dramatically advanced and they are increasingly able to incorporate an understanding of quantum chromodynamics into their picture of the nucleus

  19. Quantum chemistry research structure and electronic properties of peroxides

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    Grytselyak, Tymofiy; Shchodryi, Volodymyr; Dutka, Volodymyr; Kovalskyi, Yaroslav

    2013-01-01

    We have calculated the optimal structure, electronic properties and heat of formation (?fH? ) peroxide compounds with the help of semiempirical quantum chemical methods. Theoretically calculated values well coincide with the values found from thermochemical experiments.

  20. Electron spectroscopy and molecular structure

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    Electron spectroscopy can now be applied to solids, liquids and gases. Some fields of research require ultrahigh vacuum conditions, in particular those directly concerned with surface phenomena on the monolayer level. Liquids have just recently been subject to studies and several improvements and extensions of this technique can be done. Much advance has lately been achieved in the case of gases, where the pressure range presently is 10-5-1 torr. Signal-to-background ratios for core lines can be approximately 1000:1 and the resolution has been increased to the extent that vibrational fine structures of 1s levels in some small molecules have been observed. These improvements are based on the monochromatization of the exciting AlKα radiation. Under such conditions the background is furthermore so much reduced that shake-up structures are more generally accessible for closer studies. ESCA shifts are also much easier to resolve and to measure with higher precision, around 0.02 eV. The photoionization dynamics including atomic and molecular relaxations has been investigated, both experimentally and theoretically. In the valence electron region improvements in energy resolution and in the application of the intensity model based on the MO-LCAO approximation greatly facilitate the assignments of the valence orbitals. Accumulation of empirical evidences gathered from series of similar chemical species and also better methods of calculation, both ab initio and semiempirical, have gradually resulted in a much better understanding of the molecular orbital description. The experience of the latest ESCA instrument with monochromatization has motivated an attempt to design an optimized apparatus according to the general principles of this prototype. A considerable gain in intensity can be made at an improved resolution set by the inherent diffraction pattern of the focussing spherical quartz crystals. (author)

  1. Coupled-channels-optical calculation of electron-helium scattering

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    Cross sections for electron impact excitation of the singlet n = 1 and 2 states of the helium atom at various energies ranging from 30-200eV are calculated using the coupled-channels optical method with the half-on-shell polarisation potential. The electron impact coherence parameters for the excitation to the 21P state are also calculated. Overall good, semiquantitative agreement with experiment is achieved. 33 refs., 1 tab., 6 figs

  2. Full-potential self-consistent linearized-augmented-plane-wave method for calculating the electronic structure of molecules and surfaces: O2 molecule

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    The linearized-augmented-plane-wave (LAPW) method for thin films is generalized by removing the remaining shape approximation to the potential inside the atomic spheres. A new technique for solving Poisson's equation for a general charge density and potential is described and implemented in the film LAPW method. In the resulting full-potential LAPW method (FLAPW), all contributions to the potential are completely taken into account in the Hamiltonian matrix elements. The accuracy of the method: already well known for clean metal surfaces: is demonstrated for the case of a nearly free (noninteracting) O2 molecule which is a severe test case of the method because of its large anisotropic charge distribution. Detailed comparisons show that the accuracy of the FLAPW results for O2 exceeds that of existing state-of-the-art local-density linear-combination-of-atomic-orbitals (LCAO)-type calculations, and that taking the full potential LAPW results as a reference, the LCAO basis can be improved by adding off-site functions. Thus the full-potential LAPW is a unified method which is ideally suited to test not only molecular adsorption on surfaces, but also the components of the same system separately, i.e., the extreme limits of the molecule and the clean surface

  3. Convergent J-matrix calculation of electron-lithium resonances

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    The recently developed convergent J-matrix method is used to calculate resonances in the electron-lithium scattering cross sections (elastic, total, 22p, 32S, 32P and 32D). The positions and widths of the resonances are calculated using the poles of the S-matrix. 23 refs., 3 tabs., 2 figs

  4. Calculation of wakefields in 2D rectangular structures

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    We consider the calculation of electromagnetic fields generated by an electron bunch passing through a vacuum chamber structure that, in general, consists of an entry pipe, followed by some kind of transition or cavity, and ending in an exit pipe. We limit our study to structures having rectangular cross-section, where the height can vary as function of longitudinal coordinate but the width and side walls remain fixed. For such structures, we derive a Fourier representation of the wake potentials through one-dimensional functions. A new numerical approach for calculating the wakes in such structures is proposed and implemented in the computer code ECHO(2D). The computation resource requirements for this approach are moderate and comparable to those for finding the wakes in 2D rotationally symmetric structures. Numerical examples obtained with the new numerical code are presented.

  5. The electronic structure of antiferromagnetic chromium

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    Skriver, Hans Lomholt

    1981-01-01

    The author has used the local spin density formalism to perform self-consistent calculations of the electronic structure of chromium in the non-magnetic and commensurate antiferromagnetic phases, as a function of the lattice parameter. A change of a few per cent in the atomic radius brings...... the calculated ground state properties into agreement with experiment. The magnetisation is studied as function of volume in several models, and it is shown that a Stoner picture provides an extremely accurate description of the full calculation provided the sp-d hybridisation is taken into account. It is found...

  6. Electronic structures of TiO2-TCNE, -TCNQ, and -2,6-TCNAQ surface complexes studied by ionization potential measurements and DFT calculations: Mechanism of the shift of interfacial charge-transfer bands

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    Fujisawa, Jun-ichi; Hanaya, Minoru

    2016-06-01

    Interfacial charge-transfer (ICT) transitions between inorganic semiconductors and π-conjugated molecules allow direct charge separation without loss of energy. This feature is potentially useful for efficient photovoltaic conversions. Charge-transferred complexes of TiO2 nanoparticles with 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) and its analogues (TCNX) show strong ICT absorption in the visible region. The ICT band was reported to be significantly red-shifted with extension of the π-conjugated system of TCNX. In order to clarify the mechanism of the red-shift, in this work, we systematically study electronic structures of the TiO2-TCNX surface complexes (TCNX; TCNE, TCNQ, 2,6-TCNAQ) by ionization potential measurements and density functional theory (DFT) calculations.

  7. A FORTRAN program for an IBM PC compatible computer for calculating kinematical electron diffraction patterns

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    This report describes a computer program which is useful in transmission electron microscopy. The program is written in FORTRAN and calculates kinematical electron diffraction patterns in any zone axis from a given crystal structure. Quite large unit cells, containing up to 2250 atoms, can be handled by the program. The program runs on both the Helcules graphic card and the standard IBM CGA card

  8. Efficient calculation of inelastic vibration signals in electron transport: Beyond the wide-band approximation

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    Lu, Jing Tao; Christensen, Rasmus Bjerregaard; Foti, Giuseppe;

    2014-01-01

    We extend the simple and efficient lowest order expansion (LOE) for inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) to include variations in the electronic structure on the scale of the vibration energies. This enables first-principles calculations of IETS line shapes for molecular junctions clo...

  9. Structural, electronic properties and enhancement of electrical polarization in Er2NiMnO6/La2NiMnO6 superlattice by first-principles calculations

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    Lu, Haipeng; Sun, Xun; Hou, Zhihua; Yang, Wen; Wang, Siyuan; Xie, Jianliang; Deng, Longjiang

    2016-03-01

    Employing first-principles calculations, structural, electronic properties of new multiferroic material Er2NiMnO6/La2NiMnO6 perovskite superlattice are investigated. This structure is computed as monoclinic phase with obvious distortion. The average in-plane anti-phase rotation angle, average out-of-plane in-phase rotation angle and other microscopic features are reported in this paper. Ni and Mn are found in this superlattice that stay high spin states. These microscopic properties play important roles in multiferroic properties. Based on these microscopic features, the relationship between the direction of spontaneous polarization and the order of substitution in neighboring A-O layers is explained. Finally, we try to enhance the electrical polarization magnitude by 32% by altering the previous superlattice as LaEr2NiMnO7 structure. Our results show that both repulsion force of A site rare earth ions and the arrangement of B site ions can exert influences on spontaneous polarization.

  10. Calculated Electronic and Related Properties of Wurtzite and Zinc Blende Gallium Nitride (GaN)

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    Diakité, Yacouba Issa; Traoré, Sibiry D.; Malozovsky, Yuriy; Khamala, Bethuel; Franklin, Lashounda; Bagayoko, Diola

    2014-01-01

    We report calculated, electronic and related properties of wurtzite and zinc blende gallium nitrides (w-GaN, zb-GaN). We employed a local density approximation (LDA) potential and the linear combination of atomic orbital (LCAO) formalism. The implementation of this formalism followed the Bagayoko, Zhao, and Williams (BZW) method, as enhanced by Ekuma and Franklin (BZW-EF). The calculated electronic and related properties, for both structures of GaN, are in good agreement with corresponding, e...

  11. Structure and vibrational spectra of M2SO4 (M=L, Na, K) molecules: ab initio SCF MO LCAO calculations with the effective core potentials and with taking account of all electrons

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    Geometrical parameters, strength fields, vibration frequencies and IR spectra intensities of M2SO4 molecules (M=Li, Na, K) and SO42- free ion have been calculated by the SCF MO LCAO nonempirical method. The calculations involved both direct account of all electrons and frame electrons of the Durand semilocal effective potentials, etc. The errors brought about by the use of effective frame potentials have been analyzed. Regularities in the change of molecular parameters in the series of compounds considered have been revealed. The calculated results, are compared with experimental data available. Refs. 33, figs. 1, tabs. 7

  12. Electronic properties of tantalum pentoxide polymorphs from first-principles calculations

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    Lee, J.; Lu, W.; Kioupakis, E.

    2014-11-01

    Tantalum pentoxide (Ta2O5) is extensively studied for its attractive properties in dielectric films, anti-reflection coatings, and resistive switching memory. Although various crystalline structures of tantalum pentoxide have been reported, its structural, electronic, and optical properties still remain a subject of research. We investigate the electronic and optical properties of crystalline and amorphous Ta2O5 structures using first-principles calculations based on density functional theory and the GW method. The calculated band gaps of the crystalline structures are too small to explain the experimental measurements, but the amorphous structure exhibits a strong exciton binding energy and an optical band gap (˜4 eV) in agreement with experiment. We determine the atomic orbitals that constitute the conduction band for each polymorph and analyze the dependence of the band gap on the atomic geometry. Our results establish the connection between the underlying structure and the electronic and optical properties of Ta2O5.

  13. Electronic properties of tantalum pentoxide polymorphs from first-principles calculations

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    Tantalum pentoxide (Ta2O5) is extensively studied for its attractive properties in dielectric films, anti-reflection coatings, and resistive switching memory. Although various crystalline structures of tantalum pentoxide have been reported, its structural, electronic, and optical properties still remain a subject of research. We investigate the electronic and optical properties of crystalline and amorphous Ta2O5 structures using first-principles calculations based on density functional theory and the GW method. The calculated band gaps of the crystalline structures are too small to explain the experimental measurements, but the amorphous structure exhibits a strong exciton binding energy and an optical band gap (∼4 eV) in agreement with experiment. We determine the atomic orbitals that constitute the conduction band for each polymorph and analyze the dependence of the band gap on the atomic geometry. Our results establish the connection between the underlying structure and the electronic and optical properties of Ta2O5

  14. Electronic structure of superheavy elements

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    The electronic structure of superheavy elements, from element 121 to 131, studied using the relativistic density-functional theory with quantum electrodynamical corrections (Berit interaction) by MacDonald and Vosko, is reported. These corrections give rise to a modification to previous results, and the g electron is found to appear from element 126. Since a recent study on molecular systems has clarified the surprising accuracy of the density-functional approach in evaluating the relative energy difference of ground and excited states, a further study of the electronic configuration of heavy elements using the relativistic density-functional theory and the further improvement of the theory are both awaited. (author)

  15. Structural and electronic properties of sodium nanoclusters

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    Perez, Luis A.; Reyes-Nava, Juan A.; Garzon, Ignacio L.

    2006-03-01

    Recent advances on mass selection of sodium nanoclusters and their characterization by photoemission electron spectroscopy [1] have given useful data for a variety of clusters sizes. These data may lead to assignments of the relevant structures by comparing the measured photoelectron spectra (PES) with the electronic density of states (DOS) obtained from DFT calculations. In this work, the lowest energy structures modeled by the many-body Gupta potential, are obtained by using molecular dynamics simulations for Nan (n= 178, 204, 271, 298-300, 309). DFT calculations were then performed for neutral, positively- and negatively-charged Nan clusters. A comparison between the DOS of clusters of the same size but different charge will be presented, as well as between the available experimental PES and the theoretical obtained DOS.[1] H. Haberland, T. Hippler, J. Donges, O. Kostko, M. Schmidt, B. von Issendorff, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 035701 (2005).

  16. First-principles calculations of 5d atoms doped hexagonal-AlN sheets: Geometry, magnetic property and the influence of symmetry and symmetry-breaking on the electronic structure

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    The geometry, electronic structure and magnetic property of the hexagonal AlN (h-AlN) sheet doped by 5d atoms (Lu, Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os, Ir, Pt, Au and Hg) are investigated by first-principles calculations based on the density functional theory. The influence of symmetry and symmetry-breaking is also studied. There are two types of local symmetries of the doped systems: C3v and D3h. The symmetry will deviate from exact C3v and D3h for some particular dopants after optimization. The total magnetic moments of the doped systems are 0μB for Lu, Ta and Ir; 1μB for Hf, W, Pt and Hg; 2μB for Re and Au; and 3μB for Os and Al-vacancy. The total densities of state are presented, where impurity energy levels exist. The impurity energy levels and total magnetic moments can be explained by the splitting of 5d orbitals or molecular orbitals under different symmetries. (condensed matter: structural, mechanical, and thermal properties)

  17. Calculation of electron and bremsstrahlung fields in heterogenous material layers

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    The Ssub(N)-method, a numerical technique to solve the general transport equation is used to describe the passage of electrons through material layers and is discussed with respect to precision and difficulty in comparision with the Monte-Carlo-method. The production and tracking of secondary electrons and bremsstrahlung photons is taken into account. Therefore, the procedure allows investigations in a broad spectral region which is of interest for medical and technical applications. As results energy spectra and distributions in arrangements of different textures are reported for electron energies up to 20 MeV. With a reasonable need of computer time the influence of an inhomogeneous electron irradiation can be studied which is of great importance in electron radiation therapy. The integration of the necessary computer codes in the modular program system RSYST allows an almost automatic performance of calculation and data transfer. (orig./ORU)

  18. R-Matrix Calculations of Electron Molecule Collision Data

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    Results for R-matrix calculations performed during the Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on Atomic and Molecular Data for Plasma Modelling are discussed. Electron collision problems studied include collisions with various carbon containing molecules including C2, HCCH, CH4, C2H6 and C3H8. (author)

  19. Calculation of electron beam source with a variable intensity

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    Calculation on an electron beam source with a variable intensity of the current on the output is presented. Such beams are planned to be used at surface metal treatment (casehardening). The problem of analysis and synthesis of source electromagnetic system is computerized with the use of display. When analysis is performed in calculated electromagnetic fields due to electrodes and solenoid, equation of motion for electron emission was solved. The synthesis (the choice of source optimal parameters) was realized by numerical experiment. The form of electrodes, their potentials, which produce electron beams with a cross section of 3 mm2 on output at 5A current have been found. It is shown that the variation of position of emitting electrode or of deflecting electrode potential could change twice the current on the source output

  20. Electronic structure and correlation effects in actinides

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    Albers, R.C.

    1998-12-01

    This report consists of the vugraphs given at a conference on electronic structure. Topics discussed are electronic structure, f-bonding, crystal structure, and crystal structure stability of the actinides and how they are inter-related.

  1. Electronic structure and formation energy of a vacancy in aluminum

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    Chakraborty, B.; Siegel, R.W.

    1981-11-01

    The electronic structure of a vacancy in Al was calculated self-consistently using norm-conserving ionic pseudopotentials obtained from ab initio atomic calculations. A 27-atom-site supercell containing 1 vacancy and 26 atoms was used to simulate the environment of the vacancy. A vacancy formation energy of 1.5 eV was also calculated (cf. the experimental value of 0.66 eV). The effects of the supercell and the nature of the ionic potential on the resulting electronic structure and formation energy are discussed. Results for the electronic structure of a divacancy are also presented. 3 figures.

  2. Electronic structure and formation energy of a vacancy in aluminum

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    The electronic structure of a vacancy in Al was calculated self-consistently using norm-conserving ionic pseudopotentials obtained from ab initio atomic calculations. A 27-atom-site supercell containing 1 vacancy and 26 atoms was used to simulate the environment of the vacancy. A vacancy formation energy of 1.5 eV was also calculated (cf. the experimental value of 0.66 eV). The effects of the supercell and the nature of the ionic potential on the resulting electronic structure and formation energy are discussed. Results for the electronic structure of a divacancy are also presented. 3 figures

  3. Structure of conduction electrons on polysilanes

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    Ichikawa, Tsuneki [Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan); Kumagai, Jun

    1998-10-01

    The orbital structures of conduction electrons on permethylated oligosilane, Si{sub 2n}(CH{sub 3}){sub 2n+2}(n = 2 - 8), and poly(cyclohexylmethylsilane) have been determined by the electron spin-echo envelope modulation signals of the radical anions of these silanes in a deuterated rigid matrix at 77 K. The conduction electron on permethylated oligosilane is delocalized over the entire main chain, whereas that on poly(cyclohexylmethylsilane) is localized on a part of the main chain composed of about six Si atoms. Quantum-chemical calculations suggest that Anderson localization due to fluctuation of {sigma} conjugation by conformational disorder of the main chain is responsible for the localization of both the conduction electron and the hole. (author)

  4. Electron backscattering from solid targets: Elastic scattering calculations

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    Highlights: • Backscattering coefficient of low-energy electrons. • Elastic scattering cross sections. • Analytical expression of the numerical coefficient in the Nigam atomic screening factor. - Abstract: Analytical expression of the target atomic number dependence of the numerical coefficient in the Nigam atomic screening factor is proposed here to approximate the Rutherford elastic scattering cross sections for slow electron beams impinging on selected solid targets (from Be to Au) in the primary energy range 1–4 keV. Applications are then proposed in terms of Monte Carlo calculation of backscattering coefficient. In this respect, tabulations of backscattering coefficients are here reported for slow electrons in solid targets of interest pointing out a reasonable agreement with the data available in the literature. Analytical expressions of the target atomic number dependence of the electron backscattering coefficient is also suggested for selected electron primary energies ranging from 1 to 4 keV allowing thus an accurate determination of backscattering coefficients for low-energy electrons in solid targets without any resort in Monte Carlo type calculations

  5. Electronic transport calculations in the ONETEP code: Implementation and applications

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    Bell, Robert A.; Dubois, Simon M.-M.; Payne, Michael C.; Mostofi, Arash A.

    2015-08-01

    We present an approach for computing Landauer-Büttiker ballistic electronic transport for multi-lead devices containing thousands of atoms. The method is implemented in the ONETEP linear-scaling density-functional theory code and uses matrix elements calculated from first-principles. Using a compact yet accurate basis of atom-centred non-orthogonal generalised Wannier functions that are optimised in situ to their unique local chemical environment, the transmission and related properties of very large systems can be calculated efficiently and accurately. Other key features include the ability to simulate devices with an arbitrary number of leads, to compute eigenchannel decompositions, and to run on highly parallel computer architectures. We demonstrate the scale of the calculations made possible by our approach by applying it to the study of electronic transport between aligned carbon nanotubes, with system sizes up to 2360 atoms for the underlying density-functional theory calculation. As a consequence of our efficient implementation, computing electronic transport from first principles in systems containing thousands of atoms should be considered routine, even on relatively modest computational resources.

  6. Parquet theory in nuclear structure calculations

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    The thesis concerns a numerical implementation of the Parquet summation of diagrams within Green's functions theory applied to calculations of nuclear systems. The main motivation has been to investigate whether it is possible to develop this approach to a level comparable in accuracy and reliability to other ab initio nuclear structure methods. The Green's functions approach is theoretically well-established in many-body theory, but to our knowledge, no actual application to nuclear systems has been previously published. It has a number of desirable properties, foremost the gently scaling with system size compared to direct diagonalization and the closeness to experimentally accessible quantities. The main drawback is the numerical instabilities due to the pole structure of the one-particle propagator, leading to convergence difficulties. This issue is one of the main focal points of the work presented in this thesis, and strategies to improve the convergence properties are described and investigated. We have applied the method both to a simple model which can be solved by exact diagonalization and to the more realistic 4He system. The results shows that our implementation is close to the exact solution in the simple model as long as the interaction strengths are small. As the number of particles increases, convergence is increasingly hard to obtain. In the 4He case, we obtain results in the vicinity of the results from comparable approaches. The numerical in-stabilities in the current implementation still prevents the desired accuracy and stability necessary to achieve the current benchmark standards. (Author)

  7. Electronic structure and biological activity: Barbiturates vs. thiobarbiturates

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    Novak, Igor; Kovač, Branka

    2010-06-01

    The electronic structure of the derivatives of thiobarbituric acid: 1,3-diethyl-2-thiobarbituric acid ( I) and 1,3-dibutyl-2-thiobarbituric acid ( II) has been investigated by HeI and HeII UV photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) and quantum chemical calculations. We discuss their electronic structures and compare them with barbituric acid. We also relate the difference in electronic structure between barbituric and thiobarbituric acids to difference in biological activity of their derivatives.

  8. Graph-based linear scaling electronic structure theory

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    Niklasson, Anders M N; Negre, Christian F A; Cawkwell, Marc J; Swart, Pieter J; Mohd-Yusof, Jamal; Germann, Timothy C; Wall, Michael E; Bock, Nicolas; Djidjev, Hristo

    2016-01-01

    We show how graph theory can be combined with quantum theory to calculate the electronic structure of large complex systems. The graph formalism is general and applicable to a broad range of electronic structure methods and materials, including challenging systems such as biomolecules. The methodology combines well-controlled accuracy, low computational cost, and natural low-communication parallelism. This combination addresses substantial shortcomings of linear scaling electronic structure theory, in particular with respect to quantum-based molecular dynamics simulations.

  9. Electronic structure of hcp transition metals

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    Jepsen, O.; Andersen, O. Krogh; Mackintosh, A. R.

    1975-01-01

    Using the linear muffin-tin-orbital method described in the previous paper, we have calculated the electronic structures of the hcp transition metals, Zr, Hf, Ru, and Os. We show how the band structures of these metals may be synthesized from the sp and d bands, and illustrate the effects of...... bands. This gives rise to a Fermi surface which is topologically equivalent to that recently found in Ti, and which does not support open orbits when the magnetic field is sufficiently great that breakdown is complete. It is suggested that the Fermi surface of Hf is probably similar, although very...... majority of the transition metals....

  10. First-principles calculations of the electronic structure and optical properties of LiB3O5, CsB3O5, and BaB2O4 crystals

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    Li, Jun; Duan, Chun-Gang; Gu, Zong-Quan; Wang, Ding-Sheng

    1998-03-01

    This paper reports the calculation of electronic structure and linear optical properties of LiB3O5 (LBO), CsB3O5 (CBO), and BaB2O4 (BBO) crystals using the linearized augmented plane-wave band method. It is found that the top of their valence bands consists of O orbitals, while the boron has almost no contribution. The linkage between (B3O7)5- anionic groups in the crystalline state is the main cause of making the gap of LBO and CBO larger than BBO's. The near-edge interband transition contains the contribution of the trigonal coordinated B-O bands in the final state for LBO. For CBO and BBO, the final state consists mainly of cation states at the bottom of the conduction bands. In this case, however, the transition from the O derived valence states to these cation states is quite weak; strong transition only appears till about 1 eV above the absorption edge when B-O orbitals are also involved in the final states.

  11. Convergent close-coupling calculations of electron-helium scattering

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    We present a review of the recent electron-helium calculations and experiments concentrating on the extensive application of the convergent close-coupling (CCC) method. Elastic, excitation, and ionization processes are considered, as well as excitation of the metastable states. The present status of agreement between theory and experiment for elastic and discrete excitations of the ground state is, in our view, quite satisfactory. However, discrepancies for excitation of the metastable states are substantial and invite urgent attention. Application of the CCC method to the calculation of differential ionization cross sections is encouraging, but also shows some fundamental difficulties. (authors). 92 refs., 15 figs

  12. The calculation of satellite line structures in highly stripped plasmas

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    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Recently developed high-resolution x-ray spectrographs have made it possible to measure satellite structures from various plasma sources with great detail. These lines are weak optically thin lines caused by the decay of dielectronic states and generally accompany the resonance lines of H-like and He-like ions. The Los Alamos atomic physics and kinetics codes provide a unique capability for calculating the position and intensities of such lines. These programs have been used to interpret such highly resolved spectral measurements from pulsed power devices and laser produced plasmas. Some of these experiments were performed at the LANL Bright Source and Trident laser facilities. The satellite structures are compared with calculations to diagnose temperatures and densities. The effect of non-thermal electron distributions of electrons on calculated spectra was also considered. Collaborations with Russian scientists have added tremendous value to this research die to their vast experience in x-ray spectroscopy

  13. The calculation of satellite line structures in highly stripped plasmas

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    Abdallah, J. Jr.; Kilcrease, D.P. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Faenov, A.Ya.; Pikuz, T.A. [Multicharged Ion Spectra Data Center, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    1998-11-01

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Recently developed high-resolution x-ray spectrographs have made it possible to measure satellite structures from various plasma sources with great detail. These lines are weak optically thin lines caused by the decay of dielectronic states and generally accompany the resonance lines of H-like and He-like ions. The Los Alamos atomic physics and kinetics codes provide a unique capability for calculating the position and intensities of such lines. These programs have been used to interpret such highly resolved spectral measurements from pulsed power devices and laser produced plasmas. Some of these experiments were performed at the LANL Bright Source and Trident laser facilities. The satellite structures are compared with calculations to diagnose temperatures and densities. The effect of non-thermal electron distributions of electrons on calculated spectra was also considered. Collaborations with Russian scientists have added tremendous value to this research die to their vast experience in x-ray spectroscopy.

  14. Determination of Inelastic Mean Free Path by Electron Holography Along with Electron Dynamic Calculation

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    王岩国; 刘红荣; 杨奇斌; 张泽

    2003-01-01

    Off-axis electron holography in a field emission gun transmission-electron microscope and electron dynamic calculation are used to determine the absorption coefficient and inelastic mean free path (IMFP) of copper.Dependence of the phase shift of the exit electron wave on the specimen thickness is established by electron dynamic simulation. The established relationship makes it possible to determine the specimen thickness with the calculated phase shift by match of the phase shift measured in the reconstructed phase image. Based on the measured amplitudes in reconstructed exit electron wave and reference wave in the vacuum, the examined IMFP of electron with energy of 200kV in Cu is obtained to be 96nm.

  15. Calculation of surface dose in rotational total skin electron irradiation

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    A single-field rotational total skin electron irradiation technique has recently been developed at the McGill University for treatment of skin malignancies. The dose received by a given surface point during rotation in a uniform large electron field depends on the radius of rotation of the surface point, on the local radius of curvature of the contour in the vicinity of the point of interest, and on the shadows cast by limbs (arms upon trunk or head and neck, and legs upon each other). A method for calculating the surface dose distribution on a patient is presented accounting for the various parameters affecting the dose. A series of measurements were performed with polystyrene and a humanoid phantom, and an excellent agreement between measured and calculated dose distributions was obtained

  16. Structure refinement from precession electron diffraction data.

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    Palatinus, Lukáš; Jacob, Damien; Cuvillier, Priscille; Klementová, Mariana; Sinkler, Wharton; Marks, Laurence D

    2013-03-01

    Electron diffraction is a unique tool for analysing the crystal structures of very small crystals. In particular, precession electron diffraction has been shown to be a useful method for ab initio structure solution. In this work it is demonstrated that precession electron diffraction data can also be successfully used for structure refinement, if the dynamical theory of diffraction is used for the calculation of diffracted intensities. The method is demonstrated on data from three materials - silicon, orthopyroxene (Mg,Fe)(2)Si(2)O(6) and gallium-indium tin oxide (Ga,In)(4)Sn(2)O(10). In particular, it is shown that atomic occupancies of mixed crystallographic sites can be refined to an accuracy approaching X-ray or neutron diffraction methods. In comparison with conventional electron diffraction data, the refinement against precession diffraction data yields significantly lower figures of merit, higher accuracy of refined parameters, much broader radii of convergence, especially for the thickness and orientation of the sample, and significantly reduced correlations between the structure parameters. The full dynamical refinement is compared with refinement using kinematical and two-beam approximations, and is shown to be superior to the latter two. PMID:23403968

  17. Linear Scaling Electronic Structure Methods with Periodic Boundary Conditions

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    Gustavo E. Scuseria

    2008-02-08

    The methodological development and computational implementation of linear scaling quantum chemistry methods for the accurate calculation of electronic structure and properties of periodic systems (solids, surfaces, and polymers) and their application to chemical problems of DOE relevance.

  18. Electronic Structure of B12 coenzymes

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    Ouyang, Lizhi; Ching, W. Y.; Randaccio, Lucio

    2001-06-01

    We have carried out an ab-initio local density functional calculations of the two most important B12 coenzymes, adoensyl-cobalamin (Ado-Cbl) and methyl-cobalamin (Me-Cbl). The crystal structures were determined by accurate X-ray synchrotron radiation measurements. Both crystals have space group P2121 with four molecules, or about 800 atoms, per unit cell. Our electronic structure calculation is based on one full molecule including the side chains. Results are analyzed in terms of atom and orbital resolved partial density of states (PDOS), Mulliken effective charges and bond orders. The PDOS analysis shows that the Co complexes of both B12 coenzymes had a HOMO/LUMO gap of about 1.5 eV. The Co-C bond order in Me-Cbl is smaller than that in Ado-Cbl. This appears to be in contradiction with the measured bond dissociated energies. However, this could also indicate the importance of the effects of solvents, which were not included in the calculation. We are investigating whether the effect of the solvents could dramatically modify the electronic structures of Ado-Cbl and Me-Cbl.

  19. Entanglement as Measure of Electron-Electron Correlation in Quantum Chemistry Calculations

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    Huang, Zhen; Kais, Sabre

    2005-01-01

    In quantum chemistry calculations, the correlation energy is defined as the difference between the Hartree-Fock limit energy and the exact solution of the nonrelativistic Schrodinger equation. With this definition, the electron correlation effects are not directly observable. In this report, we show that the entanglement can be used as an alternative measure of the electron correlation in quantum chemistry calculations. Entanglement is directly observable and it is one of the most striking pr...

  20. Electron transport calculations with Wannier functions in van der Waals heterostructures

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    Dong, Wushi; Lopez-Bezanilla, Alejandro; Littlewood, Peter; Andreas Roelofs'group at Argonne National Lab Collaboration

    The vertical stacking of 2D materials forming van der Waals heterostructures (vdWHs) exhibits a wide range of interesting properties. A combined approach based on the Green's function formalism and a mean-field description of the electronic structure is used to calculate vertical electron transport in vdWHs. Tight-binding parameters obtained from Maximally Localized Wannier Functions enable us to model quantum electron transport at low computational costs. Our analysis of electron transport efficiencies provides the foundation and motivation for experimental works.

  1. Electronic structure theory of the superheavy elements

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    Eliav, Ephraim; Fritzsche, Stephan; Kaldor, Uzi

    2015-12-01

    High-accuracy calculations of atomic properties of the superheavy elements (SHE) up to element 122 are reviewed. The properties discussed include ionization potentials, electron affinities and excitation energies, which are associated with the spectroscopic and chemical behavior of these elements, and are therefore of considerable interest. Accurate predictions of these quantities require high-order inclusion of relativity and electron correlation, as well as large, converged basis sets. The Dirac-Coulomb-Breit Hamiltonian, which includes all terms up to second order in the fine-structure constant α, serves as the framework for the treatment; higher-order Lamb shift terms are considered in some selected cases. Electron correlation is treated by either the multiconfiguration self-consistent-field approach or by Fock-space coupled cluster theory. The latter is enhanced by the intermediate Hamiltonian scheme, allowing the use of larger model (P) spaces. The quality of the calculations is assessed by applying the same methods to lighter homologs of the SHEs and comparing with available experimental information. Very good agreement is obtained, within a few hundredths of an eV, and similar accuracy is expected for the SHEs. Many of the properties predicted for the SHEs differ significantly from what may be expected by straightforward extrapolation of lighter homologs, demonstrating that the structure and chemistry of SHEs are strongly affected by relativity. The major scientific challenge of the calculations is to find the electronic structure and basic atomic properties of the SHE and assign its proper place in the periodic table. Significant recent developments include joint experimental-computational studies of the excitation spectrum of Fm and the ionization energy of Lr, with excellent agreement of experiment and theory, auguring well for the future of research in the field.

  2. Composite electron propagator methods for calculating ionization energies

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    Díaz-Tinoco, Manuel; Dolgounitcheva, O.; Zakrzewski, V. G.; Ortiz, J. V.

    2016-06-01

    Accurate ionization energies of molecules may be determined efficiently with composite electron-propagator (CEP) techniques. These methods estimate the results of a calculation with an advanced correlation method and a large basis set by performing a series of more tractable calculations in which large basis sets are used with simpler approximations and small basis sets are paired with more demanding correlation techniques. The performance of several CEP methods, in which diagonal, second-order electron propagator results with large basis sets are combined with higher-order results obtained with smaller basis sets, has been tested for the ionization energies of closed-shell molecules from the G2 set. Useful compromises of accuracy and computational efficiency employ complete-basis-set extrapolation for second-order results and small basis sets in third-order, partial third-order, renormalized partial-third order, or outer valence Green's function calculations. Analysis of results for vertical as well as adiabatic ionization energies leads to specific recommendations on the best use of regular and composite methods. Results for 22 organic molecules of interest in the design of photovoltaic devices, benzo[a]pyrene, Mg-octaethylporphyrin, and C60 illustrate the capabilities of CEP methods for calculations on large molecules.

  3. Composite electron propagator methods for calculating ionization energies.

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    Díaz-Tinoco, Manuel; Dolgounitcheva, O; Zakrzewski, V G; Ortiz, J V

    2016-06-14

    Accurate ionization energies of molecules may be determined efficiently with composite electron-propagator (CEP) techniques. These methods estimate the results of a calculation with an advanced correlation method and a large basis set by performing a series of more tractable calculations in which large basis sets are used with simpler approximations and small basis sets are paired with more demanding correlation techniques. The performance of several CEP methods, in which diagonal, second-order electron propagator results with large basis sets are combined with higher-order results obtained with smaller basis sets, has been tested for the ionization energies of closed-shell molecules from the G2 set. Useful compromises of accuracy and computational efficiency employ complete-basis-set extrapolation for second-order results and small basis sets in third-order, partial third-order, renormalized partial-third order, or outer valence Green's function calculations. Analysis of results for vertical as well as adiabatic ionization energies leads to specific recommendations on the best use of regular and composite methods. Results for 22 organic molecules of interest in the design of photovoltaic devices, benzo[a]pyrene, Mg-octaethylporphyrin, and C60 illustrate the capabilities of CEP methods for calculations on large molecules. PMID:27305999

  4. Structural phase transition and electronic properties of NdBi

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    Sahu, Ashvini K., E-mail: asavanisahusahu@gmail.com [Department of Physics, SISTec R, Ratibad, Bhopal-462026 (India); Patiya, Jagdish; Sanyal, Sankar P. [Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal-462026 (India)

    2015-06-24

    The structural and electronic properties of NdBi from an electronic structure calculation have been presented. The calculation is performed using self-consistent tight binding linear muffin tin orbital (TB-LMTO) method within the local density approximation (LDA). The calculated equilibrium structural parameters are in good agreement with the available experimental results. It is found that this compound shows metallic behavior under ambient condition and undergoes a structural phase transition from the NaCl structure to the CsCl structure at the pressure 20.1 GPa. The electronic structures of NdBi under pressure are investigated. It is found that NdBi have metallization and the hybridizations of atoms in NdBi under pressure become stronger.

  5. Electronic band structures of binary skutterudites

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    The electronic properties of complex binary skutterudites, MX3 (M = Co, Rh, Ir; X = P, As, Sb) are explored, using various density functional theory (DFT) based theoretical approaches including Green's Function (GW) as well as regular and non-regular Tran Blaha modified Becke Jhonson (TB-mBJ) methods. The wide range of calculated bandgap values for each compound of this skutterudites family confirm that they are theoretically as challenging as their experimental studies. The computationally expensive GW method, which is generally assume to be efficient in the reproduction of the experimental bandgaps, is also not very successful in the calculation of bandgaps. In this article, the issue of the theoretical bandgaps of these compounds is resolved by reproducing the accurate experimental bandgaps, using the recently developed non-regular TB-mBJ approach, based on DFT. The effectiveness of this technique is due to the fact that a large volume of the binary skutterudite crystal is empty and hence quite large proportion of electrons lie outside of the atomic spheres, where unlike LDA and GGA which are poor in the treatment of these electrons, this technique properly treats these electrons and hence reproduces the clear electronic picture of these compounds. - Highlights: • Theoretical and experimental electronic band structures of binary skutterudites are reviewed. • The literature reveals that none of the existing theoretical results are consistent with the experiments. • GW, regular and non-regular TB-mBJ methods are used to reproduce the correct results. • The GW and regular TB-mBJ results are better than the available results in literature. • However, non-regular TB-mBJ reproduces the correct experimental band structures

  6. Electronic band structures of binary skutterudites

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    Khan, Banaras [Center for Computational Materials Science, University of Malakand, Chakdara (Pakistan); Department of Physics, University of Malakand, Chakdara (Pakistan); Aliabad, H.A. Rahnamaye [Department of Physics, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Saifullah [Center for Computational Materials Science, University of Malakand, Chakdara (Pakistan); Department of Physics, University of Malakand, Chakdara (Pakistan); Jalali-Asadabadi, S. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Isfahan (UI), 81744 Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khan, Imad [Center for Computational Materials Science, University of Malakand, Chakdara (Pakistan); Department of Physics, University of Malakand, Chakdara (Pakistan); Ahmad, Iftikhar, E-mail: ahma5532@gmail.com [Center for Computational Materials Science, University of Malakand, Chakdara (Pakistan); Department of Physics, University of Malakand, Chakdara (Pakistan)

    2015-10-25

    The electronic properties of complex binary skutterudites, MX{sub 3} (M = Co, Rh, Ir; X = P, As, Sb) are explored, using various density functional theory (DFT) based theoretical approaches including Green's Function (GW) as well as regular and non-regular Tran Blaha modified Becke Jhonson (TB-mBJ) methods. The wide range of calculated bandgap values for each compound of this skutterudites family confirm that they are theoretically as challenging as their experimental studies. The computationally expensive GW method, which is generally assume to be efficient in the reproduction of the experimental bandgaps, is also not very successful in the calculation of bandgaps. In this article, the issue of the theoretical bandgaps of these compounds is resolved by reproducing the accurate experimental bandgaps, using the recently developed non-regular TB-mBJ approach, based on DFT. The effectiveness of this technique is due to the fact that a large volume of the binary skutterudite crystal is empty and hence quite large proportion of electrons lie outside of the atomic spheres, where unlike LDA and GGA which are poor in the treatment of these electrons, this technique properly treats these electrons and hence reproduces the clear electronic picture of these compounds. - Highlights: • Theoretical and experimental electronic band structures of binary skutterudites are reviewed. • The literature reveals that none of the existing theoretical results are consistent with the experiments. • GW, regular and non-regular TB-mBJ methods are used to reproduce the correct results. • The GW and regular TB-mBJ results are better than the available results in literature. • However, non-regular TB-mBJ reproduces the correct experimental band structures.

  7. Structural Dynamics of Electronic Systems

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    Suhir, E.

    2013-03-01

    The published work on analytical ("mathematical") and computer-aided, primarily finite-element-analysis (FEA) based, predictive modeling of the dynamic response of electronic systems to shocks and vibrations is reviewed. While understanding the physics of and the ability to predict the response of an electronic structure to dynamic loading has been always of significant importance in military, avionic, aeronautic, automotive and maritime electronics, during the last decade this problem has become especially important also in commercial, and, particularly, in portable electronics in connection with accelerated testing of various surface mount technology (SMT) systems on the board level. The emphasis of the review is on the nonlinear shock-excited vibrations of flexible printed circuit boards (PCBs) experiencing shock loading applied to their support contours during drop tests. At the end of the review we provide, as a suitable and useful illustration, the exact solution to a highly nonlinear problem of the dynamic response of a "flexible-and-heavy" PCB to an impact load applied to its support contour during drop testing.

  8. Efficient algorithm for current spectral density calculation in single-electron tunneling and hopping

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    Sverdlov, Viktor A.; Kinkhabwala, Yusuf A.; Korotkov, Alexander N.

    2005-01-01

    This write-up describes an efficient numerical method for the Monte Carlo calculation of the spectral density of current in the multi-junction single-electron devices and hopping structures. In future we plan to expand this write-up into a full-size paper.

  9. Radial Moment Calculations of Coupled Electron-Photon Beams

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    The authors consider the steady-state transport of normally incident pencil beams of radiation in slabs of material. A method has been developed for determining the exact radial moments of 3-D beams of radiation as a function of depth into the slab, by solving systems of 1-D transport equations. They implement these radial moment equations in the ONEBFP discrete ordinates code and simulate energy-dependent, coupled electron-photon beams using CEPXS-generated cross sections. Modified PN synthetic acceleration is employed to speed up the iterative convergence of the 1-D charged particle calculations. For high-energy photon beams, a hybrid Monte Carlo/discrete ordinates method is examined. They demonstrate the efficiency of the calculations and make comparisons with 3-D Monte Carlo calculations. Thus, by solving 1-D transport equations, they obtain realistic multidimensional information concerning the broadening of electron-photon beams. This information is relevant to fields such as industrial radiography, medical imaging, radiation oncology, particle accelerators, and lasers

  10. Radial Moment Calculations of Coupled Electron-Photon Beams

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    FRANKE,BRIAN C.; LARSEN,EDWARD W.

    2000-07-19

    The authors consider the steady-state transport of normally incident pencil beams of radiation in slabs of material. A method has been developed for determining the exact radial moments of 3-D beams of radiation as a function of depth into the slab, by solving systems of 1-D transport equations. They implement these radial moment equations in the ONEBFP discrete ordinates code and simulate energy-dependent, coupled electron-photon beams using CEPXS-generated cross sections. Modified P{sub N} synthetic acceleration is employed to speed up the iterative convergence of the 1-D charged particle calculations. For high-energy photon beams, a hybrid Monte Carlo/discrete ordinates method is examined. They demonstrate the efficiency of the calculations and make comparisons with 3-D Monte Carlo calculations. Thus, by solving 1-D transport equations, they obtain realistic multidimensional information concerning the broadening of electron-photon beams. This information is relevant to fields such as industrial radiography, medical imaging, radiation oncology, particle accelerators, and lasers.

  11. An efficient basis set representation for calculating electrons in molecules

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    Jones, Jeremiah R; Lawler, Keith V; Vecharynski, Eugene; Ibrahim, Khaled Z; Williams, Samuel; Abeln, Brant; Yang, Chao; Haxton, Daniel J; McCurdy, C William; Li, Xiaoye S; Rescigno, Thomas N

    2015-01-01

    The method of McCurdy, Baertschy, and Rescigno, J. Phys. B, 37, R137 (2004) is generalized to obtain a straightforward, surprisingly accurate, and scalable numerical representation for calculating the electronic wave functions of molecules. It uses a basis set of product sinc functions arrayed on a Cartesian grid, and yields 1 kcal/mol precision for valence transition energies with a grid resolution of approximately 0.1 bohr. The Coulomb matrix elements are replaced with matrix elements obtained from the kinetic energy operator. A resolution-of-the-identity approximation renders the primitive one- and two-electron matrix elements diagonal; in other words, the Coulomb operator is local with respect to the grid indices. The calculation of contracted two-electron matrix elements among orbitals requires only O(N log(N)) multiplication operations, not O(N^4), where N is the number of basis functions; N = n^3 on cubic grids. The representation not only is numerically expedient, but also produces energies and proper...

  12. Band Structure Calculation of MnxCoyFe3-x-yO4

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    Rosenson, A.; Tailhades, Ph.

    1997-01-01

    Electronic band structure of MnxCoyFe3-x-yO4 has been calculated in high symmetrical points and lines of the first Brillouin zone within the scope one-electron quasirelativistic pseudopotential approach. Atomic potential form-factors have been calculated in accordance with modified LCAO method. Dependence of energy gap Eg=Eg(x,y) against Mn, Co and Fe concentrations is calculated and presented.

  13. Electronic instrumentation for smart structures

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    Blanar, George J.

    1995-04-01

    The requirements of electronic instrumentation for smart structures are similar to those of data acquisition systems at our national particle physics laboratories. Modern high energy and heavy ion physics experiments may have tens of thousands of channels of data sources producing data that must be converted to digital form, compacted, stored and interpreted. In parallel, multiple sensors distributed in and around smart structures generate either binary or analog signals that are voltage, charge, or time like in their information content. In all cases, they must be transmitted, converted and preserved into a unified digital format for real-time processing. This paper will review the current status of practical large scale electronic measurement systems with special attention to architectures and physical organization. Brief surveys of the current state of the art will include preamplifiers and amplifiers, comparators and discriminators, voltage or charge analog-to-digital converters, time internal meters or time-to-digital converters, and finally, counting or scalar systems. The paper will conclude by integrating all of these ideas in a concept for an all-digital readout of a smart structure using the latest techniques used in physics research today.

  14. Electronic states and nature of bonding of the molecule PdGe by all electron ab initio HF–CI calculations and mass spectrometric equilibrium experiments

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    Shim, Irene; Kingcade, Joseph E. , Jr.; Gingerich, Karl A.

    1986-01-01

    In the present work we present all-electron ab initio Hartree–Fock (HF) and configuration interaction (CI) calculations of six electronic states of the PdGe molecule. The molecule is predicted to have a 3Pi ground state and two low-lying excited states 3Sigma− and 1Sigma+. The electronic structure...

  15. Molecular electronic-structure theory

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    Helgaker, Trygve; Olsen, Jeppe

    2014-01-01

    Ab initio quantum chemistry has emerged as an important tool in chemical research and is appliced to a wide variety of problems in chemistry and molecular physics. Recent developments of computational methods have enabled previously intractable chemical problems to be solved using rigorous quantum-mechanical methods. This is the first comprehensive, up-to-date and technical work to cover all the important aspects of modern molecular electronic-structure theory. Topics covered in the book include: * Second quantization with spin adaptation * Gaussian basis sets and molecular-integral evaluati

  16. [Electronic structure of helium and hydride complexes

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    Research on the electronic structure of weakly bound helium and hydrogen species is described. The work grew from interest in a remarkable experimental observation at Los Alamos which shows that the helium generated from radioactive decay of liquid tritium remains in solution at concentrations which exceed the known solubility by much more than a factor of 100. The understanding of this supersolubility phenomenon is a challenging problem with significant implications for other condensed phase systems. In the hope of discovering the mechanism of the supersolubility, electronic structure calculations were carried out employing several methods to evaluate the binding energies of complexes of the form He(H+) (H2)/sub n/, with n = 2, 3, 4. For comparison, similar calculations were made for the complexes H2(H+) (H2)/sub n/. Also, the binding of the negative counter-ion species of the form (H-) (H2)/sub n/ was calculated. Although the calculations show that such complexes have sufficient binding energy to account for the enhanced solubility at the low temperature (20 K) of interest, major questions remain to be clarified. These include the mechanism for formation of the complexes, which may well involve excited, Rydberg-like states in solution. Another quite crucial question is how such weak complexes could persist in solution for months without displacement of the He by solvent molecules. Theoretical calculations focus on three topics: (1) Rydberg states; (2) condensed phase interactions; and (3) estimates of ionic conductivity in tritium solutions, as an aid to the interpretation of experiments now underway at Los Alamos

  17. An investigation of the electronic structure of Cu{sub 2}FeSn{sub 3-x}Ti{sub x}S{sub 8} (0{<=}x{<=}3) thiospinel spin-crossover materials by X-ray absorption spectroscopy and electronic structure calculations

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    Hayes, John R. [Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5C9 (Canada); Grosvenor, Andrew P., E-mail: andrew.grosvenor@usask.ca [Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5C9 (Canada)

    2013-01-15

    The spin-crossover (SCO) transition is an interesting phenomenon in which a metal center transitions from a low-spin state to a high-spin state (or vice versa) upon some external perturbation. Only a few studies have investigated the SCO transition in crystalline compounds and the Cu{sub 2}FeSn{sub 3-x}Ti{sub x}S{sub 8} thiospinels present an opportunity for such a study. Fe K-XANES has been used to investigate the changes in the electronic structure of these materials as Ti is substituted for Sn. The room-temperature Fe K-edge XANES spectra showed that the pre-edge intensity increased with increasing Ti content as a result of the Fe-S bond becoming more covalent. Ti K- and S K-edge XANES spectra confirmed this analysis. Electronic structure calculations were also performed to aid in the interpretation of the XANES spectra. Temperature-dependent Fe K-edge XANES spectra were further collected to study the SCO transition and showed that the main-edge features decreased in intensity with decreasing temperature, corresponding to variations in the average Fe{sup 2+} spin-state. - Graphical abstract: The Cu{sub 2}FeSn{sub 3-x}Ti{sub x}S{sub 8} spin-crossover materials have been investigated by XANES. The pre-edge region of the Fe K-edge spectra increases with greater Ti incorporation because of the Fe-S bonds becoming more covalent. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cu{sub 2}FeSn{sub 3-x}Ti{sub x}S{sub 8} thiospinels were investigated by XANES. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The covalency of the Fe-S and Ti-S bonds increases with greater Ti incorporation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer T-dependent Fe K-edge XANES spectra were collected to investigate SCO transitions. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Covalent bonding makes study of the SCO transition difficult by Fe K-edge XANES. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The bonding interactions were investigated through examination of S K-edge spectra.

  18. Calculation of runaway electrons stopping power in ITER

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    The energy loss rate of runaway electrons (RE) was analysed for ITER plasma facing components materials (Be and W). The stopping power, the energy deposition profiles, and the material erosion are estimated by using the codes MEMOS and ENDEP. The latter has been updated by including the effect of the target's polarizability. Our calculations show that this effect is significant for high RE energies and low Z materials such as Be. We also find that the conversion of the RE's magnetic energy into heat can explain the temperature rise on dump plate in JET. In the case of ITER, the calculated heat deposition due to RE is almost two times the melting threshold energy of Be but well below that of W.

  19. Calculation of electron scattering on excited states of sodium

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    The results of electron-sodium scattering for the 3D → 3P transition at the projectile energy of 5 eV calculated using the Convergent Close Coupling method are presented. These include spin-resolved and spin-averaged alignment, orientation, and coherence parameters, as well as differential cross section and spin asymmetry. This calculation simultaneously produces results for the transitions 3P→3P at 6.52 eV and 3S → 3P at 8.62 eV. The three transitions are used to study the nature of the convergence in the close-coupling expansion. The results were found to be in good agreement with the existent experimental data. 15 refs., 9 figs

  20. Lattice Boltzmann Model for Electronic Structure Simulations

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    Mendoza, M; Succi, S

    2015-01-01

    Recently, a new connection between density functional theory and kinetic theory has been proposed. In particular, it was shown that the Kohn-Sham (KS) equations can be reformulated as a macroscopic limit of the steady-state solution of a suitable single-particle kinetic equation. By using a discrete version of this new formalism, the exchange and correlation energies of simple atoms and the geometrical configuration of the methane molecule were calculated accurately. Here, we discuss the main ideas behind the lattice kinetic approach to electronic structure computations, offer some considerations for prospective extensions, and also show additional numerical results, namely the geometrical configuration of the water molecule.

  1. The electronic structure of impurities in semiconductors

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    Nylandsted larsen, A; Svane, A

    2002-01-01

    The electronic structure of isolated substitutional or interstitial impurities in group IV, IV-IV, and III-V compound semiconductors will be studied. Mössbauer spectroscopy will be used to investigate the incorporation of the implanted isotopes on the proper lattice sites. The data can be directly compared to theoretical calculations using the LMTO scheme. Deep level transient spectroscopy will be used to identify the band gap levels introduced by metallic impurities, mainly in Si~and~Si$ _{x}$Ge$_{1-x}$. \\\\ \\\\

  2. Calculations of asymmetries in electron-alkali scattering

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    In this work it is shown that in order to calculate spin asymmetries at projectile energies above the ionization threshold, the target continuum needs to be taken into account. However, this does not imply that in the experiment, intermediate excitation into the continuum plays a major role. Rather, any theory, such as the standard close-coupling method, that does not allow for electron flux to be in all open channels is likely to have difficulty in reproducing the measured spin asymmetries. 30 refs., 2 figs

  3. Parallelization for first principles electronic state calculation program

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    In this report we study the parallelization for First principles electronic state calculation program. The target machines are NEC SX-4 for shared memory type parallelization and FUJITSU VPP300 for distributed memory type parallelization. The features of each parallel machine are surveyed, and the parallelization methods suitable for each are proposed. It is shown that 1.60 times acceleration is achieved with 2 CPU parallelization by SX-4 and 4.97 times acceleration is achieved with 12 PE parallelization by VPP 300. (author)

  4. Relativistic collision rate calculations for electron-air interactions

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    The most recent data available on differential cross sections for electron-air interactions are used to calculate the avalanche, momentum transfer, and energy loss rates that enter into the fluid equations. Data for the important elastic, inelastic, and ionizing processes are generally available out to electron energies of 1--10 kev. Prescriptions for extending these cross sections to the relativistic regime are presented. The angular dependence of the cross sections is included where data is available as is the doubly differential cross section for ionizing collisions. The collision rates are computed by taking moments of the Boltzmann collision integrals with the assumption that the electron momentum distribution function is given by the Juettner distribution function which satisfies the relativistic H- theorem and which reduces to the familiar Maxwellian velocity distribution in the nonrelativistic regime. The distribution function is parameterized in terms of the electron density, mean momentum, and thermal energy and the rates are therefore computed on a two-dimensional grid as a function of mean kinetic energy and thermal energy

  5. Fluid-structure interaction calculations using a linear perturbation method

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    Aim of the work is to present and validate FSI (Fluid-Structure Interaction) calculations by using a linear perturbation method and commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and structural analysis codes. Star-CD is used for CFD calculations and ABAQUS for structural analysis. The external MpCCI code is used for coupling the CFD and structural analysis codes

  6. Structure factor determination by electron diffraction

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    A selection of methods for structure factor determination by electron diffraction is presented. Results obtained by the different methods are compared with regard to accuracies in structure determination

  7. Electronic and optical properties of CuGaS{sub 2}: First-principles calculations

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    Xu Bin, E-mail: hnsqxb@163.co [Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power, Zhengzhou 450011 (China); Li Xingfu; Qin Zhen; Long Congguo; Yang Dapeng [Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power, Zhengzhou 450011 (China); Sun Jinfeng [College of Physics and Information Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453007 (China); Yi Lin [Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

    2011-02-15

    Electronic structure and optical properties of CuGaS{sub 2} are calculated using the full potential linearized augmented plane wave plus local orbitals method. The calculated equilibrium lattice is in reasonable agreement with the experimental data. The electronic structures indicate that CuGaS{sub 2} is a semiconductor with a direct bandgap of 0.81802 eV. Furthermore, other experiments and theory also show that this material has a direct bandgap. It is noted that there is quite strong hybridization between Ga 3d and S 3s orbitals, which belongs to the (GaS{sub 2}){sup -}. The complex dielectric functions are calculated, which are in good agreement with the available experimental results.

  8. An electronic application for rapidly calculating Charlson comorbidity score

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    Jani Ashesh B

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Uncertainty regarding comorbid illness, and ability to tolerate aggressive therapy has led to minimal enrollment of elderly cancer patients into clinical trials and often substandard treatment. Increasingly, comorbid illness scales have proven useful in identifying subgroups of elderly patients who are more likely to tolerate and benefit from aggressive therapy. Unfortunately, the use of such scales has yet to be widely integrated into either clinical practice or clinical trials research. Methods This article reviews evidence for the validity of the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI in oncology and provides a Microsoft Excel (MS Excel Macro for the rapid and accurate calculation of CCI score. The interaction of comorbidity and malignant disease and the validation of the Charlson Index in oncology are discussed. Results The CCI score is based on one year mortality data from internal medicine patients admitted to an inpatient setting and is the most widely used comorbidity index in oncology. An MS Excel Macro file was constructed for calculating the CCI score using Microsoft Visual Basic. The Macro is provided for download and dissemination. The CCI has been widely used and validated throughout the oncology literature and has demonstrated utility for most major cancers. The MS Excel CCI Macro provides a rapid method for calculating CCI score with or without age adjustments. The calculator removes difficulty in score calculation as a limitation for integration of the CCI into clinical research. The simple nature of the MS Excel CCI Macro and the CCI itself makes it ideal for integration into emerging electronic medical records systems. Conclusions The increasing elderly population and concurrent increase in oncologic disease has made understanding the interaction between age and comorbid illness on life expectancy increasingly important. The MS Excel CCI Macro provides a means of increasing the use of the CCI scale in clinical

  9. Electron-phonon superconductivity in non-centrosymmetric LaNiC$_2$: first principles calculations

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    A. Subedi; Singh, D. J.

    2009-01-01

    We report first principles calculations of the electronic structure and electron-phonon coupling in the non-centrosymmetric superconductor LaNiC$_2$. These show that the material is a conventional electron-phonon superconductor with intermediate coupling. There are large contributions to the coupling by two low frequency C non-bond-stretching modes, one of which has strong Kohn anomalies. Since LaNiC$_2$ lacks inversion symmetry, the pairing is of dominant s-wave type with some mixture of p-w...

  10. Electron-phonon superconductivity in non-centrosymmetric LaNiC2: first principles calculations

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    Subedi, Alaska P [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL

    2009-01-01

    We report first principles calculations of the electronic structure and electron-phonon coupling in the non-centrosymmetric superconductor LaNiC2. These show that the material is a conventional electron-phonon superconductor with intermediate coupling. There are large contributions to the coupling by two low frequency C non-bond-stretching modes, one of which has strong Kohn anomalies. Since LaNiC2 lacks inversion symmetry, the pairing is of dominant $s$-wave type with some mixture of $p$-wave character. This will give exponential decay in the specific heat and can at the same time break time-reversal symmetry.

  11. Calculation of electron-impace excitation and ionization of atoms

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    Over the last few years it has been the author's goal to develop a open-quotes completeclose quotes electron-atom scattering theory. For a given projectile energy such a theory would be able to correctly predict the major scattering processes. These include elastic, excitation, and ionization cross sections. The convergent close-coupling (CCC) approach is a candidate for such a theory. Hamiltonians in an orthogonal Laguerre basis. The usage of this basis ensures that open-quotes completenessclose quotes is approached as N is increased. The CCC method may be thought of as a more systematic implementation of pseudostate methods. Whereas the success of the close-coupling approach to the calculation of excitation cross sections has been demonstrated for many decades it has rarely been applied to the calculation of ionization processes. By demonstrating the ability to obtain accurate ionization cross sections simultaneously with excitation processes the CCC method appears to have fulfilled these goals. In the talk a general outline of the CCC method will be given and its recent applications to the measurements of electron-impact ionization and excitation of the ground state of helium discussed

  12. First-principles calculations of electronic properties for Edge-Modified Graphene Nanoribbons

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    Zigzag graphene nanoribbons with edges modified by different chemical groups are investigated by first principles calculations. The chemical groups considered include hydrogen, hydroxyl, ketone, and combination of hydrogen and hydroxyl. Band structures. DOS and charge difference density have been calculated. The results show that, the effect of different groups could be essentially ascribed to different types of edge. The structures of sp2 type have little influence on electron state of the inner atoms of GNRs whose metallicity still remains. However the structures of sp3 type generate a band gap which will decrease with the increase of ribbon's width. The shift from metallicity to semiconducting occurs in both structures of GNRs-H2 and GNRs-H2O, while the structure of GNRs-O remains its metallicity as its Fermi level increases into the conduction band. By using this method of edge hybridization, the GNRs' band structure is prone to be controlled. (authors)

  13. Electronic structure of cobalt disilicide film

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    Paper presents the results of the theoretical study of CoSi2 film spectral features. The film electron structure was calculated in terms of the film method of linearized associated plane waves. One determined the local partial and total densities of the electron states of all nonequivalent atoms of CoSi2 film. One measured photoelectron and X-ray emission spectra of various series for all nonequivalent atoms of CoSi2 film. The valent zone of CoSi2 film was determined to be formed in Co principal d-states localized near 2.3 eV. The width of CoSi2 valent zone constitutes 13.51 eV. The shape of the film photoelectron spectra at up to 50 eV excitation energy depends on Co d-states and Si s- and p-states

  14. Accelerating structure optimization and tolerance calculation

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    The problem of optimizing the dynamics of a charged particle beam with high volumetric charge density in an accelerating structure with space-homogeneous quadrupole focusing (SHQF) is considered. The mathematical model of interacting particle dynamics is based on equations for beam envelopes. The optimization criterion (functional) is selected from the terms of obtaining a structure with an assigned length, beam energy at the accelerator outlet and the maximum particle capture for acceleration mode. A method for determining tolerance for the structure parameters based on optimization algorithm is proposed for the structure with SHQF. 4 refs.; 2 figs

  15. Electronic structures of lithium metasilicate and lithium disilicate

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    The electronic structures of lithium metasilicate (Li2SiO3) and lithium disilicate (Li2Si2O5) are calculated using a first-principles orthogonalized linear combination of atomic-orbitals method. Results are compared with experimental x-ray-photoemission spectra and earlier calculations on sodium metasilicate and sodium disilicates

  16. Quantum Approach to Electronic Noise Calculations in the Presence of Electron-Phonon Interactions

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    Park, Hong-Hyun; Klimeck, Gerhard

    2010-01-01

    A quantum-mechanical approach to the calculation of electronic noise for nanoscale devices is presented. This method is based on the nonequilibrium Green’s-function formalism with electron-phonon scattering mechanisms and takes the effects of the Pauli exclusion principle and the long-range Coulomb interactions into account. As examples the drain current noise characteristics of silicon nanowire transistors at room temperature are simulated. The drain current noise in the saturation regime is...

  17. Electronic structure and equilibrium properties of hcp titanium and zirconium

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    B P Panda

    2012-08-01

    The electronic structures of hexagonal-close-packed divalent titanium (3-d) and zirconium (4-d) transition metals are studied by using a non-local model potential method. From the present calculation of energy bands, Fermi energy, density of states and the electronic heat capacity of these two metals are determined and compared with the existing results in the literature.

  18. Analysis of boron carbides' electronic structure

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    Howard, Iris A.; Beckel, Charles L.

    1986-01-01

    The electronic properties of boron-rich icosahedral clusters were studied as a means of understanding the electronic structure of the icosahedral borides such as boron carbide. A lower bound was estimated on bipolaron formation energies in B12 and B11C icosahedra, and the associated distortions. While the magnitude of the distortion associated with bipolaron formation is similar in both cases, the calculated formation energies differ greatly, formation being much more favorable on B11C icosahedra. The stable positions of a divalent atom relative to an icosahedral borane was also investigated, with the result that a stable energy minimum was found when the atom is at the center of the borane, internal to the B12 cage. If incorporation of dopant atoms into B12 cages in icosahedral boride solids is feasible, novel materials might result. In addition, the normal modes of a B12H12 cluster, of the C2B10 cage in para-carborane, and of a B12 icosahedron of reduced (D sub 3d) symmetry, such as is found in the icosahedral borides, were calculated. The nature of these vibrational modes will be important in determining, for instance, the character of the electron-lattice coupling in the borides, and in analyzing the lattice contribution to the thermal conductivity.

  19. Electronic structure of point defects in semiconductors

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    This 'Habilitation a diriger des Recherches' memoir presents most of my scientific activities during the past 7 years, in the field of electronic structure calculations of defects in solids. Point defects (vacancies, interstitials, impurities) in functional materials are a key parameter to determine if these materials will actually fill the role they have been assigned or not. Indeed, the presence of defects cannot be avoided when the temperature is increased or when the material is subjected to external stresses, such as irradiation in the nuclear reactors and in artificial satellites with solar radiations. However, in many cases, defects are introduced in the materials on purpose to tune the electronic transport, optical or even magnetic properties. This procedure is called the doping of semiconductors, which is the foundation technique for transistors, diodes, or photovoltaic cells. However, doping is not always straightforward and unexpected features may occur, such as doping asymmetry or Fermi level pinning, which can only be explained by complex phenomena involving different types of defects or complexes of defects. In this context, the calculations of electronic structure ab initio is an ideal tool to complement the experimental observations, to gain the understanding of phenomena at the atomic level, and even to predict the properties of defects. The power of the ab initio calculations comes from their ability to describe any system of electrons and nuclei without any specific adjustment. But although there is a strong need for numerical simulations in this field, the ab initio calculations for defects are still under development as of today. The work presented in this memoir summarizes my contributions to methodological developments on this subject. These developments have followed two main tracks. The first topic is the better understanding of the unavoidable finite size effects. Indeed, defects in semiconductors or insulators are generally present in

  20. Electronic band structure of beryllium oxide

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    Sashin, V A; Kheifets, A S; Ford, M J

    2003-01-01

    The energy-momentum resolved valence band structure of beryllium oxide has been measured by electron momentum spectroscopy (EMS). Band dispersions, bandwidths and intervalence bandgap, electron momentum density (EMD) and density of occupied states have been extracted from the EMS data. The experimental results are compared with band structure calculations performed within the full potential linear muffin-tin orbital approximation. Our experimental bandwidths of 2.1 +- 0.2 and 4.8 +- 0.3 eV for the oxygen s and p bands, respectively, are in accord with theoretical predictions, as is the s-band EMD after background subtraction. Contrary to the calculations, however, the measured p-band EMD shows large intensity at the GAMMA point. The measured full valence bandwidth of 19.4 +- 0.3 eV is at least 1.4 eV larger than the theory. The experiment also finds a significantly higher value for the p-to-s-band EMD ratio in a broad momentum range compared to the theory.